Neck Pain: Three Ways to Relieve a Pain in the Neck
by Michelle Evans
Invest in a Good Sleep Pillow to Prevent Neck Pain
How often do you replace your pillow? How often should you replace your pillow? Experts recommend replacing your pillow every 18 to 36 months. Keep in mind that this really only applies to the "good" ones. If you have a substandard pillow, then you should replace it more frequently or you risk suffering neck pain.
The best investment you can make towards relieving your neck pain is to invest in a good pillow for your best. We often fail to take care of our own health and wellness, taking the cheaper route out on things such as a good pillow. It may seem crazy to spend $100 on a bed pillow, but if the pillow lasts for three years, its probably more cost effective than having to purchase a pillow every three to six months.
Perform Neck Exercises for Neck Pain
Do you sit all day in the office? Ask your employer about an ergonomics evaluation. Believe it or not, the way you sit and the way you stare at the monitor all day can contribute to neck pain. an ergonomic evaluation can help reveal if you have the necessary equipment (i.e. office chair, foot stool, document holder) to do your job effectively without causing injury to your self.
There are other steps you can take to relieve neck pain including boosting your water intake, which is known to increase the amount of water in the body, thus reducing the risk for damage to your vertebral discs. Warm compresses and warm showers can also help to relax tense muscles.
Of course, if you are unable to relieve your neck pain despite your best efforts, you should consult with your physician.