How To Soothe Chronic Neck Pain
Watch more Pain Relief videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/312-Pain-Relief Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Soothe chronic neck pain by following these steps. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Apply ice pack Apply an ice pack to your neck for 15 to 20 minutes when symptoms occur. An ice pack will reduce the pain and any inflammation. Step 2: Exercise neck Do neck exercises by keeping your head in a neutral position and looking forward, then slowly tilting your head side to side. Do five to 10 repetitions. Step 3: Exercise shoulder Perform a shoulder roll exercise by relaxing your body and slowly rolling your shoulders forward in a circular motion five to 10 times, then backward five to 10 times. Tip Contact your doctor if your pain is accompanied by headaches, fever, or muscle aches. Step 4: Get a massage Get a massage to ease tense muscles. Take a warm shower before a massage to help relax your muscles. Step 5: Posture Practice healthy posture. Stand straight and tall with your shoulders back. Stay in a neutral position without slouching. Tip Some people get relief from neck pain by seeing a chiropractor and getting regular adjustments. Step 6: Use a supportive mattress and pillow Sleep on a firm, supportive mattress and avoid lying on your stomach. Your pillow should also support your neck. When lying on your pillow, your spine should be straight and your neck in a neutral position. Did You Know? Did you know? Between 15 and 40 percent of whiplash victims suffer pain months after the injury occurred.