How to Remedy that Nagging Back Pain
July 11, 2018
How to Remedy that Nagging Neck and Back Pain
Today, many office workers are stationary at their desks for majority of the day. Whether it be facing the computer screen in a slouched position, over-craning their neck at their mobile phones, this is main reason for shoulder and neck aches in many people today.
If this is caused by a bad habit, reminding oneself to keep our posture straight might not be effective. Hence, we can consider doing muscle exercises to relieve those pains after we have sustained them.
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Next, this article from Genesis Orthopedics suggests 5 exercises to relieve shoulder pain.
“Arm-across-Chest Stretch – Hold your right hand out in front of you, keeping it near your waist. Reach your left hand behind your elbow, pulling your right arm to the left and across your chest. If you feel pain in your shoulder, lower your arm until the pain subsides. The goal is to be able to pull your right arm across your chest without feeling any pain. Hold for 30-60 seconds then relax and repeat with your left arm. Repeat 3-5 times.” Read more here!
Here, we can see how a simple set of exercises can help alleviate bad posture or bad habits from using computers or smart devices. The best part of this is that no gym equipment is required, and the most you will need is a wall for you to do these simple exercises. If changing an old habit is difficult for you, you can try taking on a new habit instead.
Taking on a new habit can be a simple thing if done in baby steps. This can be doing the exercises before lunch, after lunch, during the late afternoon, before leaving the office, and after dinner. If you have done so, congratulations! You have done all 5 exercises in a single day.
Next, besides exercise, AP from Home Remedies shares other treatments to your muscle aches.
“Drink 2 to 3 cups of ginger tea daily. To make the tea, simmer 1 tablespoon of thinly sliced ginger in 1½ to 2 cups of water for 10 minutes. Strain, then add honey and drink it.
You can also drink a glass of warm water mixed with 1 tablespoon of raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar and a little honey twice daily for a week to promote quick recovery.” Read more here!
Herbal or fruit drinks can provide benefits such as anti-inflammation and pain relief if exercise is out of the question for some individuals. In fact, what we eat is closely related, if not more, to our overall health. In today’s society, the food we eat is mostly oily, fried and more processed as compared to in the past. Having such herbal or artisanal drinks not only relieves our aches but is good for our immune system as a whole.
Such a concoction is quite easy to make. In recent health trends, many people have been adding cucumber slices or fruit slices to their daily water intake. This is a good baby step that you can start with if you are not used to drinking healthy teas. Also, avoid overly heaty foods or empty calorie foods that do not benefit your health.
Lastly, we will explain why it is important you manage that muscle pain today, William C. Shiel Jr explains what the outcomes are if our shoulder or neck aches accumulate.
“The most common cause of shoulder pain and neck pain is injury to the soft tissues, including the muscles, tendons, and ligaments within these structures.
Shoulder or A-C separation: The collarbone (clavicle) and shoulder blade (scapula) are connected by ligaments. With trauma to the shoulder, these ligaments can be stretched or torn.” Read more here!
In short, there can be bad consequences if muscle strain is not attended to and we just ‘leave it aside’ to focus on our daily work. When our body nags at us and tells us that there is something not right with it, we ought to stop and listen to what it has to say. Otherwise, the consequence would need more serious intervention, be it rehabilitation or surgery. As the saying goes, ‘Man chases wealth when they are young, and chases health when he is old’. The relationship does not need to be an exclusive one when we can take care of our health and chase wealth at the same time if we set aside time for both.
In conclusion, if we are suffering from shoulder or back aches from poor body posture at work, we need to correct them or consequences will be worse in the long run. It can be from doing simple exercises or eating healthy. As long as we start our path to recover and maintain our health, we can bid these problems goodbye.