Sometimes, it happens that we wake up with a stiff neck with stress being felt in our entire body. Assuming it as only the condition after performing some strenuous tasks, we overlook it and continue our usual routine. This is completely a wrong step, because if not taken care of effectively, the pain can get worse and lead us to some serious condition. Or in some cases, people who might have met an accident and did not take any serious measures for it then there are chances that including the neck other body parts might have become vulnerable.
Knowing that what you are facing is neck pain, tips should be followed that will not only help you in an injured situation but will also help in pain alleviation.
Tips to Protect Your Neck!
Sleep on your back
In acute neck pain, you might be facing difficulty in sleeping. For that you should sleep on your back as this would be the position in which your entire body will come at rest.
Adding to this, try a new pillow as well that would provide utmost support to your neck while sleeping. Use a pillow that will bring your cervical spine in neutral alignment.
Your computer Position
While working on your computer, your position should not be such that your back and your neck are in stress, or it is being difficult for you to comfortably look at the screen. In order to avoid stress make sure that your computer is at eye level, you do not need to move forward to have a clearer view.
In case your entire work involves you dealing on the phone. If this is the case then there are greater chances of being affected by neck pain. Use a headset, hands free or an ear piece that will lessen the chances of holding the phone in an incorrect manner.
The spinal discs are made up of water and thus remaining hydrated all day will help you in lowering the chances of neck pain to a greater extent.
If you or any of your loved one is suffering from some neck pain or any other body pain, get a professional advice from Dr. Zaki Anwar by placing an appointment at (815) 464-7212). He is an expert anaesthesiologist and certified Pain Management Specialist who has been practicing pain relief techniques for the past several years with effective results.