Our Braselton chiropractors would be happy to give you some neck pain tips to help you deal with the pain.
- place a rolled up towel or a pillow under your neck to help keep your neck in a neutral position.
- Use ice for the first 24 to 48 hours after an injury to reduce swelling, followed by heat to loosen muscles and improve stiffness. Keep it on for only about 20 minutes at a time and then leave it off for at least 40 minutes. Wrap the ice or heat source in a towel — never put it directly against your skin or you could burn yourself.
Once you are feeling well enough and your doctor gives permission, practice stretching exercises to both relieve neck pain and improve your flexibility. It’s best to perform these exercises after warming up muscles with a warm shower.
Here are some neck pain exercises.