Top Less Common Tips To Help You Alleviate Neck Pains

Top Less Common Tips To Help You Alleviate Neck Pains

Neck pains are one of the most common ailments many face today, especially with poor posture and excessive usage of mobile devices. For many suffering from chronic neck pain, conventional pain management solutions, such as heating pads, icing, and medications, do not provide adequate relief.

In this article, we will explore some of the less common solutions that might help you alleviate neck pains.

1. Get a chair with adequate neck and head support

Maintaining a good posture when you are working or studying at your desk helps to keep your head and spine ergonomically balanced, avoiding pain. When you hunch forward, unnecessary stress is placed on your spine. Hence, it is why we encourage you to consider looking for ergonomic chairs with headrests. A headrest enables you to maintain the proper posture.

In addition to getting a chair with adequate neck and head support, ensure that your monitor is at a height where your eyes are facing the top third level. If your monitor does not allow you to reach the right height, then consider investing in a monitor arm.

Lastly, you might also want to consider getting a standing desk. Even if you have gotten the best ergonomic chair, a sedentary lifestyle is not good for your back. You need to ensure that you move once every one to two hours. A standing desk helps you to switch between sitting and standing.

2. Be careful when using your mobile devices

One of the most common traits of Singaporeans is the use of mobile devices on public transport. Often, you will see many Singaporeans looking down on their mobile devices on trains and buses. However, do you know that such habits are actually aggravating your neck, which places unnecessary stress on your cervical spine?

To avoid neck pains when using your mobile devices, always use a hands-free headset to answer calls instead of pinning them between your head and shoulders, take frequent breaks to do some neck stretching exercises, and hold your phone towards your eye level when texting or browsing through your phone.

3. See a physical therapist or chiropractor

Physical therapy or chiropractic is not just a solution for injuries. In fact, regular chiropractic care and physical therapy can help to fix your neck pains. Some benefits of regular chiropractic care and physical therapy include:

– Strengthening the weak regions of the neck using targeted exercises

– Educating you on how to avoid reinjuring your neck

– Identifying poor habits and posture that led to neck stiffness and pain

Physical therapy and chiropractic care can help to improve your neck’s flexibility and strength, allowing for better support of the cervical spine and reducing pain.

4. Get in the pool

Low-impact exercises are ideal therapeutic treatment for individuals with neck pains. Swimming is the perfect example of such exercises due to the water’s buoyant nature, which means less stress is applied to the spine.

Conclusion

Neck pains do not happen overnight. They happen as a result of poor habits and posture over time. In addition to the four tips mentioned above, do not stay in one position for prolonged periods, make ergonomic adjustments to your work and study set-ups, keep up to date with your glass’s prescriptions, and ensure sufficient and good rest.

Here at TakeAseat, we take your ergonomics seriously, offering only the best standing desks and ergonomic chairs. With a wide range of ergonomic products depending on your budget range, you can experience a pain-free lifestyle. That is not all! We have a special bundle set for you if you are keen to make a complete ergonomic change to your workstation.

Do not hesitate to improve your ergonomic health. Head down to our Ubi and Woodlands furniture shop, and our experienced team will help you find the right set-up!