Pain in the Neck

Working long hours on my computer often gives me neck pain the next day. It was such a relief when I read that the pain is usually not an indication of anything serious. What I do whenever I feel pain is rotate my head around on both sides to relax the muscles. It turns out that what I was doing was right.

Here are some more remedies that can help alleviate neck pain:

TAKE A SHOWER. A hot [as hot as you can stand it] shower can help relax the muscles.

MASSAGE. Using the fingertips of your index and middle fingers, find the most painful area on your neck and slowly increase the pressure as you breath deeply for 20 seconds. The pressure makes the muscles relax.

LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD. Don't carry heavy bags/purses until your neck gets better.

source: bhg


Mommy's Little Corner

12 comments:

Dirty Diva said...

Don't forget to stretch! That always helps me!

WebbieGurl said...

I am thankful I have screen coach in the office... It reminds me to take a break, and it has a model that covers all my screen when it is stretching time.. it helps a lot to have netter posture and not aching limbs.. ^^

Karen & Gerard Zemek said...

I get neck pain too sometimes when I'm at the computer for extended time. It's good to force yourself to take breaks and walk around a bit.

NotJustAMom said...

A nice hot shower sounds nice...

attygnorris said...

I get neck pain also from being @ computer so much. I have to rub myoflex (better smelling than ben gay) in regularly.

Davida

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

I like all of these ideas and will have to give them a try. The shower sounds great!

Kloggers/Polly said...

I have found the greatest cause of neck pain whilst at the computer is caused through draught. This causes the muscles to stiffen up and can cause quite severe headaches and shoulder pains from time-to-time. Best advise is to check for draughts before sitting down at the computer. If you do get the pain then Ibuprofen Gel lightly rubbed into the area is quite good with a sensible scarf to ward off further bouts. Neck pains sometimes last for as long as two to three weeks and so are best avoided whenever possible.

A Trivita Mom said...

Stress is a major cause of pain-in-the-neck
All the suggestions here were good however I may add that I also take a natural pain releiver and a natural rub that is much better than over the counter rubs and pain releivers. I will link this article on my blog and add the products I take and suggests, my husband is a Pharmacist and he recommends the products.

Toni said...

I get neck pains from time to time. All of those are great remedies!

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schizoshrink said...

salonpas helps too! =p

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