What To Do About Your Neck Aches

Your neck and shoulders ache while you are sitting at your computer working.

You struggle at night trying to get comfortable with your pillow.

You find it ever more difficult to safely check your blind spot while driving.

Hey guys. Dr Brad here and if any of these ring a bell with you, let me try and help you out with this today.

If you are the kind to hold all your stress in your neck and shoulders, these are the types of things that can become a chronic problem for you.

Especially if you are not taking any measures to counteract this.So, here are a couple of things you can try.

Last time I showed you 3 specific stretches to do once you feel a headache coming on. You can find them by scrolling down to my very last post.

You can also do these 3 stretches if you suffer from neck ache and add these 2 more; the first one is gently tilt your head (ear towards shoulder) and secondly head rotation. Make sure you tilt and rotate to the right and the left both.And a rule of thumb regarding stretching … take it the point of tension and hold it there for at least 30 seconds (60 is ideal).

Don’t force anything past the point of tension as it could cause a soft-tissue (muscle) strain. And as long as you observe this, you can safely do these stretches 4 or 5 times a day if you need to.

I was going to touch on sleeping posture and pillows today but since so many people struggle with this, I decided at the last moment to devote an entire post towards this which will be my very next one.

In the meantime, try the stretches for your neck aches and let me know how they work for you. I always appreciate your feedback or any questions you may have.You can always reach out to me on fb.

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