If you have neck pain you will know how it can be very debilitating. Neck pain can range from a mild niggle from a little tension or having slept awkwardly, to a serious continuous neck pain that can have a major impact on your life. Often it is invisible to other people and therefore people just do not know or understand what pain you can be going through.
If you have back issues you may well find that you also gain neck pain as your whole body tries to compensate and becomes thrown out of balance.
"I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own."Henry Rollins
Here I will share a few tips that you can easily put into practice especially regarding your diet. I have also found some really great neck support pillows which may be useful for you everyday or especially for when traveling. Do not miss the two neck pillows towards the end of the article if you are doing any sort of traveling in a car, coach, train or flight, as they will be very useful to you.
Last but not least I want to tell you about a great product produced by The Healthy Back Institute, the makers of Lose The Back Pain that can help to ease or even "lose the neck pain". I totally trusted these guys with my back and I trust them to do their best by every person in pain.
If you want to look into it straight away here is the link to Learn More About Lose The Neck Pain.
- Learn about Lose The Neck Pain and how it can help you address and get rid of your pain.
Reading this will hopefully be your first step to lose or ease your neck pain.
Neck Pain Tip One
Buy and Eat Foods That Reduce Inflammation. This is important as they act as natural anti-inflammatories in your body which you need if you are experiencing neck pains.
These are foods like green leafy vegetables, berries and fruits.
Fish, olive oil and nuts which contain omega 3 fatty acids
Neck Pain Tip Two
AVOID Foods that Increase Inflammation:-
There are a huge range of foods that increase inflammation do this so avoid anything that comes under this list or has these elements in it:-
Sugar (known by many names-check labels)
Cereals.(check labels for high sugar content)
Neck Pain Tip Three
Identify and Correct Your Muscle Imbalances
Muscle imbalances can be a very important factor in neck pain and few people are aware that they need to check out and address them for long lasting relief.
So if you have pain in your joints, ligaments and muscles, it would be well worth your while checking out muscle imbalances.
Neck Pain Pillows
It is possible to find comfort and support with a neck pain pillow. As a temporary measure a neck pain pillow may in some cases help you with temporarily pain relief or to gain a more comfortable position.
Homedics OT-N Therapy Neck Support
This one wraps around the back of your neck to provide good support. It helps you to maintain correct head and neck alignment and countours around your neck. It is Thermo sensitive and measures 13 inches by 12 inches by 3.75 inches. It comes in cream, various flower patterns and various geometric patterns to suit most people.
HoMedics OT-N Therapy Neck Support Pillow with Velour Cover
Microwaveable Neck Pillow
This neck pillow is microwaveable to make it warm on your neck. Warmth can be very helpful to relax tight and tense muscles and so can be very helpful to ease pain. Having warmth around your neck can also be very relaxing in itself which if tension and stress is an issue for you can be useful. This neck pillow also has an aromatherapy element of lavender and Chamomile which many people will enjoy.
Earth Therapeutics: Relaxing Microwavable Neck Pillow
"My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh."Jim Carrey
How to get neck pain relief.
One thing you will know if you have neck pain is that it is hard if not impossible to ignore it !!
So what are your options if you have neck pain? Well if you have neck pain you have probably already tried Painkillers, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage and they may not have worked for you or only worked temporarily.
I know through first hand experience how hard it is to try lots of treatments for pain and the frustration and sadness when they do not work or only work for a short time.
Pain killers can indeed in some cases kill the pain - but- what effect are they having on your body, and can you take them long term or will their effect lessen.
Just reading about your neck pain may not be enough, you can learn and you can even try those free exercises that are possible to find. However be careful as they wont be specific to you and who has devised them?
A chiropractor or similar may be useful to you, but they can only fix the temporary misalignment in your spine. In addition the cost of going back for repeated treatments can be extremely expensive! I know as I went to a chiropractor for several months and although he did help me it became very expensive and burnt a hole in my pocket!!
Also what about the effect of muscle imbalances? Do they matter?
There is now an alternative from the people who brought you Lose The Back Pain System which I trusted my back to and it worked ! To ease or sort out your neck pain there is a neck pain relief system you can buy and use in the comfort of home. There is a physical version and an online version to choose from. The online version is the most affordable, however it works best if you have a high speed internet connection.
Below are some of the conditions Lose The Neck Pain can help to ease. Which one is most affecting you ? Or maybe you have undiagnosed pain?
- Arm pain (upper & lower)
- Asymmetry (Ex. low shoulder)
- Carpel tunnel syndrome
- Cervical canal stenosis
- Cervical myelopathy
- Decreased range of motion
- Degenerative disc disease
- Degenerative joint disease
- Digestive conditions (including acid reflux)
- Disc herniation
- Golfers Elbow
- Low back pain
- Mid-back pain
- Migraine headaches
- Muscle spasm
- Muscle tension
- Numbness/tingling (arms & hands)
- Pinched nerve (nerve impingement syndrome)
- Fibromyalgia Posture-related issues (including poor appearance)
- Rotator cuff issues
- Shoulder pain
- Spinal decay
- Strength-related issues (e.g. decreased grip strength)
- Tennis elbow
- Thoracic outlet syndrome
- Upper back pain
- Wrist pain
What Do You Get With Lose The Neck Pain
1) Lose the Neck Pain Workbook And Video
To start with watch the video and complete the workbook. This will enable you to establish a number of things:-
An in-depth explanation of how muscle imbalances cause your neck pain, and many other areas of your body.
In the workbook there are self assessments to indicate which physical dysfunctions you have and how they're responsible for your pain.
Once your dysfunctions are identified, you then follow a step by step plan through the specific corrective exercises, stretches and self treatments. This will help you to balance your body and reduce and eliminate pain.
2) Lose the Neck Pain Audio CD's
You will also receive three audio CD's which cover:-
How To Get the Best Results Using The System - Straightforward tips on how to use the system and how to get relief.
Strategies for Reducing and Managing Pain. Condition Specific Recommendations -
If you've been diagnosed with a specific condition, CD 3 will give you specific recommendations, techniques and treatments you may also want to consider.In addition it covers how the program can help you deal specifically with your symptoms and diagnosis
3) The Lose the Neck Pain Reference Manual provides you with exercises, stretches, and pain reduction strategies for easy reference even when you're out and about. It covers all of the corrective exercises, stretches and pain reduction strategies. It is a complete guide to all the exercises and a good refresher of the system.
Own Lose The Neck Pain and be on your way to freeing yourself from pain.
Neck Pain In The Car
One place that can be especially hard on our necks is when we are driving. Many car seats are not really designed very well for good neck and spinal alignment so we find our necks are forced into an awkward position.This car neck pillow will gently cradle your neck to help with support and positioning.
This well rated car travel neck pillow has Pressure Relieving:GiGi Space Memory Foam. Its high-density material guarantees strong durability and powerful support.It is softened or hardened according to the change of human temperature and shapes your body and eliminates pressure points. This helps blood circulate freely. This pillow provides comfort and support.
GIGI Memory Foam Car Neck Pillow Comfortable Pillow Car Headrest - Black
"When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same."
A Great Travel Pillow
Traveling can be a real pain when you have neck pain and often made worse by falling alseep when traveling and putting your neck and upper back into a very bad posture. This neck pillow is incredibly useful and if you only buy one this can serve several purposes for you.
J Pillow, Travel Pillow
This pillow is of a unique patented design and winner of the British invention of the Year award 2012/13.
It has an ingenious chin support which stops your head from falling forwards while you sleep and can support your head and neck in the correct position from the side.
It is wonderful for travel as it helps you to get a good sleep whether in a car, plane, coach or train. It is easy to carry and can be squeezed into the smallest spaces, or even clipped onto hand luggage.
Also great for use at home especially if you have neck pain and want to gain relief while sittting on the sofa or even in bed. If you have to sit upright in bed for medical reasons or post op it can be especially useful.Available in several different colours.
J Pillow, Travel Pillow - Winner of British Invention of the Year 2013 - consistently the #1 Best SellingTravel Pillow on Amazon.co.uk
Neck Pain : Cervical Spine Anatomy
Here is a video explaining the cervical anatomy to help understand the neck area better.
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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies.
For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-
7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful. Follow Jasmine Ann Raintree's board Back And Sciatic Pain Strategies. on Pinterest.