Neck pain and a stiff neck have become a common problem these days and generally, it is nothing to worry about.It’s more commonly found in people who work for a longer time on desktop,laptops,smartphones and other activities. Let’s take a look at how can a stiff or a painful neck be treated.
1. Making neck exercises a part of your daily routine
When you suffer from neck stiffness your neck muscles become weak and you need to exercise your neck in order to regain strength.You can try neck rotation,stretching,shoulder rotation etc.Yoga should also be practised as it helps in curing many problems.There are many yogic postures that can help you cure this problem.
2. Maintain a good posture
The main reason why you develop neck stiffness is poor posture. Poor posture adversely affects the curvature of your neck thereby making it stiff and giving you an unpleasant feeling in your neck
3. Keep moving your neck timely
Another remedy that can help you ease neck stiffness is by keeping a regular track on the movement of your neck and you must also be careful that you avoid jerking your neck and that you do not indulge in painful activities as it could worsen the situation
4. Taking rest after intervals
while working on the computer or reading or doing any activity that requires you to keep your neck straight you must not forget to take a break in between as straining it continuously may also worsen the stiffness.
5. Avoid bending your neck for too long
Bending your neck for a long time stains your neck and it must be avoided. You must ensure that you keep your neck straight must of the times.
6. Consult a physiotherapist
If the stiffness continues to persist consult a physiotherapist for proper treatment and relief.A physiotherapist will help you further relieve the strained muscles thereby relieving the pain and/or stress.