›› Neck Pain

Most adults will suffer neck pain at some point in their lives. Neck pain is rarely due to serious disease or damage and can usually be managed with the following advice. 

Prevention

 

Exercises

These are important to prevent neck stiffness and may help to reduce pain. You should feel a gentle stretching sensation or mild ache, which should subside quite quickly.

Treatments

Sitting and Posture 

 The spine is naturally curved in 3 places. It is important to maintain these curves at all times to avoid putting stress on the joints, ligaments and muscles in the spine which may lead to pain. 

 The posture of the low back strongly influences the position of the head and neck. If you slouch the spine becomes curved and is difficult to prevent the chin from poking forward. 

 Working at a computer where the screen is too low or to one side can cause pain. Check that you can see the screen clearly to avoid peering forward 

 To correct poor posture;