5 Ways to Relieve Neck and Back Pain
If you are suffering with back or neck pain, it can be confusing todetermine the right way to relieve your pain and get back to normalactivities. For some, permanent injury or changes in their body meanarthritis and the tendency for more aches and pains. However, itdoesn’t mean you can’t do something about it and live a pain-freelife.
Here are some tips to relieve your back and neck pain:
1. IMPROVE YOUR POSTURE
Make sure to stand up frequently, at least every 30 minutes andvary your positions of work throughout the day. Aim to correct yourposture when sitting and standing and make adjustments as needed. Imagine a string from the top of your head gently pulling you towards the sky.
2. AVOID INJURY
Make sure you know the proper way to lift, bend and pick up objects,even if they are not heavy. Use your knees to bend down and stick your bottom out, keeping your back straight. Our experts can show you proper bodymechanics with every day tasks.
3. ADEQUATE REST & EXERCISE
Your body needs to heal after every day, so a good night’s sleep iscritical, especially those hours before 12am. Record your favoritelate night shows so you don’t have to stay up late! Sleep deprivationactually worsens your pain tolerance and saps your strength. Inturn, make sure you exercise – at least walk 30 minutes a day toimprove your strength, heart health and flexibility.
It is often found with people in pain, that their diet aggravatestheir pain and their lack of water “dries” out their tissues. It is veryimportant to avoid processed foods and fried foods, which increaseinflammation in the body. Of course, eat more vegetables, fruits andlean protein. Don’t forget to keep a glass of water by your desk andrefill it during the day so you stay hydrated!
5. GET EXPERT HELP
The best solution for your back or neck pain is to restore propermovement, strength and coordination of the muscles for maximum results. Ourphysical therapists are the medical experts that can help you improveyour function and relieve your pain. You should see your physical therapist atleast once a year for a check up to maintain your health.
Getting the Right Kind of Help
Our physical therapy professionals are the medical experts in the muscle and skeletal systems of the body. Whether your pain is from your back,neck, shoulders or legs, we perform a thorough analysis ofyour posture, movement and strength. This allows us topinpoint exactly what is causing your pain. Only then, canan effective treatment plan be made to obtain the fastestresults. Call us today to learn more how we can eliminateyour pain and improve your health!
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