Everyone who works at a computer for a long period of time will more than likely suffer with neck pain at some point or another. If you are going to build a successful business on the internet, it is a must to look after your neck and spinal health, which can often become compromised with long periods of sitting. Find out how you can prevent and also treat neck pain so that it never hinders your performance again.
If you work on a computer or are going to run a business on the internet and you are spending hours upon hours in front of a screen without doing any maintenance on yourself, consider this a gypsies warning, if you don't start taking steps to prevent a problem occurring or even to cure an already existing problem, your work will suffer as well as yourself.
5 Ways To A Pain-Free Neck
Buy a corrective neck and back device (hint: NeckRecliner :)) - This might be one of the easiest and the best things you can do for your neck and it sets you back just around US$50.00. What it will do is relieve neck, shoulder and upper back pain due to tight muscles, excessive flexion, and poor spinal alignment. Not only that, it will help with pushing the shoulders back, helping with the whole slouching situation. It will also help realign the spine and relax the trapezius muscles (top of your shoulders). Moreover, the whole process is 100% natural and non-invasive.
Begin a corrective training programme - one of the things you should do is perform exercises as part of a rehab programme, you can achieve this even by going to your local gym and asking for help. Speak to a trainer and say that you need exercises that will strengthen the upper back and bring the shoulder blades back. Alternatively you can do this via You tube, however there is no guarantee that you will perform the exercises properly. You should perform corrective exercises every single day bar none, this consistency will gradually pin those shoulders back and take the pressure off your neck muscles.
Stretch the chest - Stretching the pectoral muscles is the second stage of the physical rehab you will do, if you stretch your pectorals against a door frame or wall, you are further aiding in the strengthening process of the upper back and bringing those shoulders back where they should be. Again, YouTube is an option with this as there are many easy demonstrations here.
Move from your computer at regular intervals - I recommend every 20 minutes to be optimum, even if it is for 30 seconds. This will make all of the difference as your muscles are mobilized and are not frozen in one position. It also helps to change your seated position too on a regular basis.
Use deep freeze - using a cooling lotion or indeed a bag of frozen peas can make all of the difference too, as you are reducing the inflammation of the problem area and flushing fresh blood through when the cooling effect is removed.
So there you are, 5 simple and effective ways of how to get rid of neck pain fast, just take action every day and you'll literally feel the benefits.