You may have one or more of the following discomforts about the cervical spine: shoulder pain, back pain, neck stiffness, migraine, nausea and vomiting, arm weakness. The most important thing in alleviating cervical discomfort is to avoid discomfort in advance. Don't passively wait for it to feel uncomfortable, and then try to relieve it. The possibility of discomfort must be minimized. If you are also troubled, please read this article carefully, which can help you relieve your cervical discomfort efficiently.
Method 1. Adjust your posture
We know that the high incidence of cervical spondylosis is basically the cause of improper sitting posture. Working at a desk for a long time, the neck is tilted forward, and the head that should have been carried by the cervical spine is completely hung there by muscles. The data shows that sitting with the neck extended forward puts four or five times more stress on the neck muscles. Naturally, the related muscles are strained.
Therefore, we need to sit up straight with our chests out and our heads back. Once you get used to it, your posture will naturally straighten up, your body will be straight when you sit and stand, and the pressure on the cervical spine will be less. If necessary, a sitting position corrector can be used.
Method 2. Keep warm and relax.
Besides of fatigue, another important cause of cervical spondylosis is cold. The cold will make the neck muscles that have poor blood circulation even more tense. Increased muscle tension can easily affect blood flow or compress nerves. Therefore, keeping the neck warm is an important work to reduce the occurrence of cervical vertebrae.
If you feel that the neck is already a little uncomfortable, you can take a warm compress on your neck to relieve. Of course, if possible, the most comfortable way is to choose a neck pillow that can be electrically heated.
Method 3. Ensure your sleeping time.
According to statistics, under the condition of similar work intensity, people who sleep regularly are often not prone to cervical spine problems. Because sleep allows the body's muscles and nerves to rest. After a tiring day, being able to sleep well and relax completely is a necessary nourishment for the body and mind. Therefore, you need to achieve regular sleep and ensure enough sleep time as possible.
Method 4. Pick a suitable pillow
Basically, when talking about the protection of the cervical spine, we must talk about pillows. A suitable cervical pillow can effectively help the recovery of cervical spine pain diseases. Your pillow must be able to maintain the normal curvature of the cervical spine, which will reduce the stress on the cervical spine and the tension of your back muscles.
For example, Zamat Cervical Pillow is specially shaped by in-house ergonomists, optimally aligns your neck and body and alleviates all strains.
- Some sofas with high backrests, leaning or lying down will make the neck bow forward. Sitting for a long time will cause dizziness. Use a towel on the neck or a small pillow on the shoulder and back will be much more comfortable.
- If you forget to bring a neck pillow during a long-distance car or plane ride, you can roll up a piece of clothing and put it on the back of your neck to strengthen support.
- In a hotel, there is no pillow of the right height, you can use a bath towel to adjust the height below.
This article introduces the methods about relieving cervical discomfort in four aspects: adjusting posture, keeping warm and relaxing, ensuring sleep, choosing pillows, and other details in life.
Note that the content of this article is only to share the method of relieving cervical discomfort, not the method of treating cervical spondylosis, and cannot replace the doctor's treatment. If you have a disease in your cervical spine, please take the hospital's diagnosis and treatment plan first.