- by Manipal Hospitals
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- Mar 27 2017
5 Tips for Managing Neck Pain
80% of the population suffer from neck pain at least once in their lifetime. There are many treatment options available for the problem of neck pain. But, what will be your reaction if we say that neck pain can be managed effectively without undergoing any risky procedure such as surgeries?
Studies suggest that yoga is one of the best thing that can help relief your neck and back pain. It can help provide quick pain relief and increases flexibility of your muscles.
Focus on magnesium intake
Magnesium helps your muscles contract and relax. Also, it is one of the best supplements that can help you avoid neck and back pain. Add magnesium-rich foods – such as beans, nuts, and whole grains – to your diet to avoid neck pain.
Mind your posture
Bad posture can cause chronic neck pain. Many people don’t even realize that they do have a bad posture. Correct posture can definitely help ease your neck pain. How can you maintain a better posture? Well, we can help you with that:
Ice/ heat therapy
Ice/ heat therapy is a great way to manage and reduce neck pain. Don’t try one or the other. The combination of ice and heat is what helps reduce neck pain. Ice helps you numb the neck to decrease inflammation and heat helps increase circulation to relieve tight muscles.
Last but not the least thing which we would suggest is stretching. Neck stretch exercises can help expand the range of motion and elasticity in the spine area and ease the neck pain.
Disclaimer: The information provided above is intended for your general knowledge only. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider.]
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