Living with chronic neck pain becomes a frustrating part of your day. You wake up, your neck is already stiff. You bend down to pick something up, you feel like you can’t pick yourself up. Combating this chronic pain may not be easy, but it’s not impossible. The ways you can help ease your neck pain outweighs the reasons to not try.
Exercise is a great way to relieve the tension in your neck. Regular exercise works to increase flexibility and strength in your muscles, tendons and ligaments. Gentle stretching in your neck each day can help increase the strength in your neck which can ultimately alleviate some of the pain.
The aftercare of your workout remains important as well. Using techniques such as hot and ice therapy can help relax the inflammation in your neck. Hot and ice therapy is used by athletes and people living with chronic pain and is recommended to most people who face soreness and pain. Another technique is relaxation. When someone is facing severe pain, they tend to breathe heavier and tense up the area that hurts. Remembering to breathe and relax is an important aspect of combating your pain.
Issues like chronic neck pain is the reason the Migraine and Spine Clinic of Valdosta was created. We want to compliment your pain management by helping you eliminate the pain. If you have any questions on what we can do to help you combat your chronic pain, call us at (229) 333-9838.