Neck and Back pain are common issues that can significantly affect our day-to-day activities. Whether the pain is being caused by poor posture, muscle strain or an underlying medical condition; living with consistent pain can be debilitating mentally and physically.
In this blog, we will explore some evidence-based methods to help provide relief and improve your overall quality of life.
- Incorporating Stretching and Yoga – Using gentle stretching exercises can work wonders for neck and back pain. Yoga postures that target the spine and supporting muscles promote relaxation and blood flow to affected areas; this can provide much needed relief from discomfort.
- Hot/Cold Therapy – Applying some hot/cold therapy to the affected area is a simple, yet effective way to relieve pain. Heat packs will help increase circulation and will ease muscle stiffness, while cold packs can reduce inflammation. Try alternating between heating and cooling the affected area – this can provide some soothing relief.
- Ergonomic Adjustments – Whether at work or home, at some point in our lives, we’ve all had poor ergonomics layouts. Making some simple adjustments to your workspace such as positioning your computer monitor at eye level, using a chair with good lumbar support and maintaining good posture can significantly reduce neck and back strain.
Whilst neck and back pain can be distressing, there are numerous methods available to help alleviate discomfort and improve your quality of life. Our friendly team at Progressive Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy can identify the root cause of your pain and design a treatment plan just for you.
Feel free to speak to our team today about how we might be able to assist you.