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Release neck tension: How to get the pain under control

2022-06-30T13:38:53.052Z

Release neck tension: How to get the pain under control Created: 06/30/2022, 15:33 By: Juliane Gutmann Many struggle with a tense neck. Simple exercises can release tension. ©Louis Christian/Imago Anyone who regularly has problems with their neck can counteract them with the right exercises. The sleeping position can also trigger neck tension. Note to our readers: This article contains affili



Release neck tension: How to get the pain under control

Created: 06/30/2022, 15:33

By: Juliane Gutmann

Many struggle with a tense neck.

Simple exercises can release tension.

©Louis Christian/Imago

Anyone who regularly has problems with their neck can counteract them with the right exercises.

The sleeping position can also trigger neck tension.

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Above all, the office workers among us know it well: Neck tension that is promoted by incorrect posture in front of the PC.

But there are a number of other triggers.

"

Neck tension is mainly and most often caused by overuse or incorrect use of the muscles 

and is the result of tense muscles in the neck area," quotes the Helios clinic chain Dr.

Jens Gulow, Chief Physician at the Clinic for Spinal Surgery at the Helios Park Klinikum Leipzig.

Cold drafts or lying down incorrectly as well as accidents or injuries could also result in neck tension, the Helios publication continues.

To relieve neck tension, you should first find the

cause

.

For example, if incorrect posture is the cause of the pain, then achieving an ergonomically good posture will likely reduce neck pain.

Do you often wake up tense?

Then your sleeping position could be the problem.

With a height-adjustable neck support pillow (advertising link), you can assume an optimal sleeping position on your back or on your side and thus prevent uncomfortable neck tension.

Relieve neck tension with simple tricks

“Exercise is the be-all and end-all against neck and shoulder tension.

A lot can already be achieved with simple exercises,” says Gulow.

The rule is: move your shoulder and neck area as often as possible by doing the following

exercises to relieve neck tension

, among others :

  • Swing your arms

    : Without moving your upper body and shoulders, swing your arms left and right in this exercise.

    Stand hip-width apart.

  • Stretch your neck:

    To do this, assume an upright position and gently bend your head to the left while your right hand gently pulls down toward the floor.

    You should make sure that the stretch does not hurt.

    Hold the exercise for as long as you feel comfortable and switch sides after that time.

  • Relax your shoulders

    : Simple but effective - rotate your shoulders regularly, alternating forwards and backwards.

Ergonomics in the workplace can also prevent you from developing neck pain.

The following applies: The screen should be positioned at eye level or slightly below.

Health and safety experts also advise regularly

changing your sitting position

and getting up and walking around as often as possible.

Telephone calls can be used for this.

Do you suspect that your neck pain is caused by the

wrong sleeping

position?

This can be the case if you are a stomach sleeper and put your head on a pillow that is too high.

The spine takes on an unnatural curvature and the cervical spine twists unhealthily.

Lying on your back and on your side are better for relieving and preventing neck tension because these sleeping positions support the natural shape of the spine.

(jg)

Ideal for side and back sleepers

The height-adjustable neck support pillow HADAR from Third of Life (advertising link) optimally supports the head and, thanks to its ergonomic shape and flexible insert of the pillow, allows an orthopedically optimal lying position.

Source: merkur

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