We currently spend an estimated $30 BILLION on neck pain in the US alone each year.
Needless to say, it is quite prevalent and you are not alone.
Although the cause of neck pain varies from person-to-person, here are 5 proven and easy ways to reduce your neck pain without painkillers or surgery.
1) Stop Sitting As Much
When we sit, our neck gets put into a forward position. When the neck is forward, it creates increase strain on the neck muscles behind the back of the head.
These muscles, in essence, are trying to hold the head up but overtime results in neck pain because they are working overtime.
2) Move Your Neck In the Pain Free Ranges
Our neck was made to move and not sit in one position for a prolonged period of time.
Rather than sitting and not moving your neck for hours at a time, try moving your neck in as many ways as possible but ….
In the ranges and motions that are not discomforting.
When you move your neck you are allowing your body to heal because it provides nutrition to the muscles, discs, and joints.
3) Loosen Your Shoulders
The shoulder and its associated muscles connect directly to the neck. When your shoulders get stiff or tight, the neck usually produces pain.
A quick and easy way to increase mobility in your shoulders is to stand up periodically and reach your arms overhead or even doing some “shoulder circle” exercises that you learned in physical education class once upon a time.
This alone, can alleviate your neck pain naturally and perhaps for good.