As increasing numbers of Americans now spend most of their work and personal time rigidly staring at screens, such as those of their work computers and televisions, increasing numbers of Americans are visiting their doctors with complaints of stiff necks and pained backs. However, while these conditions can be very uncomfortable in some cases debilitating, they can often be treated effectively using non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical means. In fact, this recently published Good Relaxation article lists 10 different exercises you can perform to relieve your neck and back pain.
The first suggestion is one that will likely occur to many people; massage in and around the pained areas of your body. Doing so will not only relieve your discomfort, it will also have the effect of helping blood circulate to those areas which will reduce inflammation. Next, the article suggests stretching and rotating your neck a few different ways in order to loosen up strained muscles and fascia. Another less conventional exercise involves laying on a mat while bending your feet onto an ottoman or low chair for around 15 minutes. This exercise will help you release tension you may have been holding in your shoulders. Follow the link below to learn more simple exercises you can perform to relieve neck and back pain.
Read the full article here: http://goodrelaxation.com/2016/03/relaxing-exercises-for-neck-and-shoulders/