There is nothing quite like ongoing neck pain, and our Santa Cruz chiropractors know that it can be because of a number of reasons. For instance, maybe you have a previous injury from a while ago that’s causing it. Or, you may just be sleeping in the wrong position.
What Causes Morning Neck Pain?
Many times, the first thing people may assume when they wake up with an aching neck is that they have a bad pillow. And, yes, sometimes that could very well be the case.
Still, as experienced Santa Cruz chiropractors who have seen hundreds of patients over the years that come in confused about why their neck hurts almost every morning they wake up, we can tell you that some of the most recommended pillows by experts (such as the many health researchers at Healthline) are ones that are memory foam or feather.
But, you should also know that the way you sleep at night, or the position that you sleep in, will make a huge difference in whether or not you arise the next morning feeling rested and pain-free, or if you feel like someone karate-chopped you in the neck while you were asleep!
If you have a mattress that really doesn’t have a whole lot of support, then sleeping on your stomach for the majority of the night can greatly contribute to morning neck pain. Practice trying to fall asleep while laying on your side in addition to swapping out your old pillow for a new one.
Contact Your Santa Cruz Chiropractor For Morning Neck Pain
Sleeping well at night is something that we all try our best to do, and morning neck pain can be one of the most aggravating types of it. If you feel you’ve done all you can do, and your morning neck pain continues, feel free to contact us today at Sawyer Chiro.