Have we ever spent time thinking about our neck that supports the weight of our head and is also involved in a significant amount of motion? Its also the part of the body that suffers from frequent pain owing to our work profiles. Individuals working on a computer, people employed in bank jobs or even an architect involved in doing intricate plans suffer from neck pain. So, what’s the solution for such an omnipresent problem?
Neck Pain: Going Down the Spine
The neck is a part of the long flexible column called the backbone which extends downwards. The neck (cervical spine) is composed of vertebrae that begin in the upper torso and end at the base of the skull. These vertebrae along with ligaments and muscles keep the spine stable. The neck is less-protected compared to the rest of the spine and this makes it vulnerable to injury and disorders that cause pain and restrict motion.
Neck pains mostly last only for a few weeks and is a temporary condition that disappears in course of time. For a few others it keeps persisting calling for a medical diagnosis and treatment successively. Common causes of a neck pain include soft tissue abnormalities and this pain acts as the root cause behind pain in the upper back, shoulders and arms. By soft-tissue abnormalities we refer to some injury such as a road accident where the individual falls with his/her head forward or due to wear and tear which is common when the concerned person sits at a desk for a long time. Sleeping in awkward position is also a common cause for a neck pain.
Try any of the following methods to relieve neck pain:
While you might have been living based on a certain lifestyle neck pain forces the individual to reduce activities though bed rest is not recommended by doctors. It is essential to stay as active as possible without causing risk to the neck. Some major points to follow:
One of the main causes of neck pain these days is working at a computer or a desk. If you do so, ensure that you:
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