Say Goodbye To Your Neck Pain Forever.
(ThySistas.com) It’s long been assumed that there’s nothing that can be done about neck pain and that it’s just something sufferers have to get used to. But according to the accumulated wisdom on Spine Health Forum, that might not be true. It turns out that there are a lot of things that can be done to help alleviate pain and reduce suffering. Here are some pro tips. (Remember to speak to your doctor before trying any of these ideas).
Get Rid Of “Phone Neck”
Before the advent of mobile phones, people didn’t go around all day with their heads bowed, looking down at the palms of their hands. But now that they carry their mobile devices with them everywhere they go, it’s become a common issue – so common, in fact, that doctors have coined a new name for it: “phone neck.”
Not surprisingly, it’s not a good idea to walk around with your chin on your chest all day. Doing so puts undue stress on the vertebrae in your neck, as well as your rhomboid muscles, which can lead to additional pain.
Instead of stooping over your phone screen, you could try dictating your messages using voice, changing the angle at which you use your phone and taking regular breaks from messaging on Snapchat.
According to the law firm of Neblett, Beard & Arsenault, neck injuries are among the most debilitating of all injuries, causing lifelong suffering for many victims. Up until recently, it was thought that little could be done to reduce pain. But with the widespread introduction of acupuncture, perceptions are changing.
Acupuncture isn’t always successful, but some people have experienced a complete disappearance of their pain after trying it. In general, it appears to have some effect in around 50 percent of patients, meaning that it’s well worth giving it a go.
Get A Neck-Supporting Chair
Neck pain doesn’t have to come from direct injury, of course. In fact, in the vast majority of cases, it comes from poor posture and repetitive, unnatural movements. Given that many people spend all day sitting at a desk, sitting position is becoming increasingly important. It’s the cause of a lot of neck pain.
Ideally, you want a chair that offers lumbar support. Chairs which curve in a similar way as the spine offer the most assistance and can help to keep your posture neutral. If you spend lots of time driving, try making a point of using your headrest.
Increase Your Magnesium Intake
Magnesium is an essential mineral that your body needs to thrive. One of the functions of magnesium is to help your muscles contract and relax, suggesting that your neck pain could be due to a lack of this mineral in your diet.
Magnesium is found in foods from all over the plant kingdom, but it’s particularly abundant in soy products, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables – as you might expect.
If you can’t eat that much fiber because you’re worried about having gas, you can also take a bath with Epsom salts. The magnesium in the Epsom salts will slowly absorb into your skin.
Staff Writer; Susan Poole