Best Ways to Ease Neck Pain

How many times have you heard someone say “Oh, I have a stiff neck” or “I have got a painful neck again”? I am sure you would have heard it many a times. But, have you thought why that is the case. Simply said, neck pain is one of the commonest forms of pain that occur during a person’s lifetime.

So, how to alleviate neck pain? Let us look at some of the best ways to ease neck pain.

  • Exercise – Neck Pain Exercises are one of the best ways to ease neck pain. Your Physiotherapist will advise you the neck exercises you should do regularly in order to help you reduce your neck pain. Usually this will include a combination of stretching and strengthening exercises. You must ensure that you stop doing exercise if the pain is extreme or you feel pain when exercising and consult your Physiotherapist immediately.
  • Hot and Cold Pack – Using an ice pack or a hot water bottle on the area that is painful will help in reducing the pain in the neck. You can use the hot and cold packs in alternation.
  • Dry Needling – Dry Needling has proven to be a very effective therapy to relieve pain. It uses thin filament needles on the painful area containing a trigger point to give pain relief.
  • Hydrotherapy – Hydrotherapy is another alternative therapy that has proven to be very helpful in getting pain relief.
  • Pain Killers – It is also advisable to use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicines to get pain relief. If your neck is very painful, you must first use the pain killers to get the pain under control and only then begin with an exercise routine.
  • Improve Posture – Poor posture can be a root cause of your neck pain. So, it is essential to maintain a good posture so that your neck pain does not increase or re-occur once you have pain relief. You should be especially careful if you work on a computer all day. You must avoid continuous standing or sitting.

So, these are some of the best ways that will help you to get relief from Neck Pain. Wyndham Physio has an expert team of Physiotherapists who specialize in Pain Management, Shoulder Tear Exercise and Pregnancy Back Pain. You can visit our website to know more about services or to book an appointment with us.