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It is common for people to experience neck pain at some time in their lives. In most cases, pain occurs due to a muscle strain or for any other cause. In most cases, the root cause is poor posture. Sometimes, neck pain is also caused by an injury, either when one has fallen or been sleeping in an incorrect posture. Most of the time, neck pain is not a serious disease and can be relieved in a few days. But, if one has a neck pain that lasts for more than a week or is severe in nature accompanied by other symptoms, it is better to consult a doctor.
Neck pain is a common complaint and can occur due to cervical spondylosis, osteoarthritis, degenerative disc disease, neck strain, spinal stenosis, poor posture to sleep and sit, cervical radiculopathy.
How to avoid / cure neck pain
Stress is also a contributing factor in developing or aggravating existing neck pain. Meditating, listening to music, participating in some activities help reduce stress.
It is the most common way to relieve stiffness and reduce muscle spasms. Hot packages are readily available in medical stores or one can take a towel and moisten it in warm water and apply it on the affected part for a few minutes.
Cold compresses: Wrap an ice pack in a cloth and place it on the affected area for 10-15 minutes for temporary relief. This helps relieve inflammation and numb the pain.
Pillow and mattress
Using the right type of pillow or mattress is very essential. Always consult a physiotherapist for the proper advice.
The most common cause of neck problems is sitting posture. A good sitting posture is essential to keep neck pain at bay. Here are some tips for proper posture when sitting: make sure your feet firmly touch the floor while sitting. Avoid keeping your legs crossed; The knees should be at the height of the hips. Also, make sure there is not too much space between the chair and the lower and middle back.
Gentle massage with essential oils and aromatic oils has always helped people relieve different types of pain. Oregano oil, bay oil, myrtle oil, hops, wood betonia, passionflower, comfrey root extract ointment can be very useful for relieving neck pain.
Exercises for neck pain.
Exercise helps strengthen neck muscles, relieves stiffness and improves flexibility. Try cervical exercises to overcome pain or stiffness. Remember to visit a doctor and before performing the exercises. Isometric strengthening exercises relieve neck and shoulder pain.
Yoga asanas beneficial for neck pain
Utthita Trikonasana or extended triangle pose: It helps decrease pain and tension in the neck, shoulders and upper back.
Balasana or the child's pose: It is very useful for relieving neck pain and headaches.
Savasana or corpse pose: This type of asana is useful for releasing stress and tension from the body.
Viparita Karani asana or legs up pose: This type of yoga exercise stretches the back of the neck, relieves fatigue and helps prevent cramps.
Marjaryasana or cat pose: In addition to relieving the pain caused, this asana provides a gentle massage in the spine and abdomen organs.
Bitilasana (cow posture) and Natraja Asana (reclined turn) They are also beneficial in people suffering from neck pain.
Important note: Always consult a certified yoga instructor, physiotherapist or orthopedic before performing any exercise or asanas.
Disclaimer: The advice and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or professional health care provider if you have any specific questions about any medical matter.