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Five tricks to reduce neck pain in Jacksonville, NC

Treating Neck Pain

Neck pain makes it difficult to go through your daily life without discomfort and other challenges. Our team at Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy doesn’t want you to suffer from neck pain.

To help you restore your quality of life, here are five tips for managing neck pain you can try at home before seeking a professional for help. And, remember, if your neck pain is severe or long-lasting, don’t wait to get help. We’re ready to work with you now.

Five tips for reducing neck pain

  1. Medicate — Pain medication that you can find in most convenience stores can help reduce your neck pain. Look for anti-inflammatory medications and topical ointments to help reduce pain as well.
  2. Stretch — One of the leading causes of neck pain is weak neck muscles. The lack of strength in your neck muscles results in lack of support for your spine and head. This strains the muscles and the spine, which causes pain.Try some simple stretches, like shoulder rolls and head rolls, to help your neck muscles grow stronger and more flexible. Do these exercises a few times a day every day to improve your neck strength and help reduce pain.
  3. Ice and heat — Icing your neck when you notice pain is a quick way to help reduce inflammation and soothe the pain. Apply a cold pack to the sore spot two or three times a day for about 10 minutes each time.After a couple of days of icing, you can switch to heating. Heating is even more soothing, but it can cause inflammation to grow worse, so that’s why you must wait a couple of days before heating.
  4. Improve your posture — Poor posture is one of the other leading causes of neck pain. Slouching your shoulders and hanging your head puts immense pressure on the spine and muscles in your neck.Sit and stand with your back straight, shoulders and chest even and your head tilted up. This position reduces the strain in your neck muscles, which can help reduce pain.
  5. Stay hydrated — The discs in your vertebrae need to be well hydrated to function properly. One of the reasons you may have neck pain is that you are not getting enough water. Water helps lubricate the discs, which helps prevent friction between the vertebrae of your spine. When these discs cannot function properly, you’ll feel pain in your neck or back.

Contact Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy in South Jacksonville, NC for neck pain treatment

Sometimes, neck pain just cannot go away on its own. In these severe cases, you’ll want to work with a professional who is skilled in treating physical conditions. That’s exactly what we do at Peak Performance Physical Therapy in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Contact our team today for more information or to schedule an initial appointment.

Our Jacksonville South location:

2756 Richlands Highway

Jacksonville, North Carolina 28540

Mon – Thu: 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fri: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Peak Performance Sports and Physical Therapy serves people from multiple locations in North Carolina. Please visit our locations page to find the clinic nearest you.