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?

Yoga

Studies suggest that yoga is one of the best things that can help relieve your neck and back pain. It can help provide quick pain relief and increases the 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?

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.

Do stretches

Last but not 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 neck pain.

Watch the video featuring Dr. Vidydhara SPaediatric & Adult spine specialist, Manipal Hospitals to know more about managing neck and back pain.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWGaqoAOaho

[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.]

 

Dr. S Vidydhara 

HOD & Consultant - Spine Surgery, Spine Care

Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road, Bangalore

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