We use our necks for pretty much everything. Even when we’re not doing anything at all, it is almost guaranteed that you’ll still be using your neck – even if it is just to hold your head up (which is a big enough job in itself!). That’s why it’s incredibly frustrating to experience neck pain. So if you’d like to keep your neck healthy and pain-free, put these top tips from our Fareham chiropractor into practice today:
Change Your Sleeping Habits
It’s common for neck injuries to happen while we’re asleep and quite often, what we sleep on is to blame. A pillow that is too high, too low, or unsupportive can lead to stiffness or discomfort in the neck, for example.
Tonight, check your pillow for signs of overuse, and replace it as soon as possible when necessary.
Stretch and Exercise Every Day
Exercise is extremely important for a healthy neck. To reduce your risk of developing neck pain and stiffness, stretch and exercise your neck every day. Your chiropractor will be able to recommend a safe and suitable exercise routine.
See a Chiropractor
Most people think of back pain when chiropractic care is mentioned, but don’t forget that the neck is simply an extension of the back. An unhealthy spine that contains restrictions among the vertebrae can lead to pain or discomfort in the neck or back, or sometimes in other parts of the body, too! A reputable chiropractor may be able to reduce this pain by eliminating those restrictions and helping to improve overall spinal health.
Your neck is a massively important part of your body. Look after it and it will look after you!