Ten ways to ease neck pain by Dr K K Aggarwal
Neck stiffness is common and can be uncomfortable enough to hamper day to day life. Ten easy steps can prevent neck pain, said Padma Shri & Dr. B C Roy National Awardee, Dr. K K Aggarwal
Following are the 10 steps:
Don’t stay in one position for too long
Keep the computer monitor at eye level.
Use the hands–free function of the phone or wear a headset.
Prop your touch–screen tablet or the ipad on a pillow so that it sits at a 45° angle, instead of lying flat on your lap.
Keep your prescription up to date, if you wear glasses to prevent leaning your head back to see better.
Don’t use too many pillows as it can stifle your neck’s range of motion.
Before you move a big wardrobe across the room, consider what it might do to your neck and back, and ask for help.
Call your doctor if neck pain is associated with radiating pain, weakness, or numbness of an arm or leg.
Also call the doctor if you have fever or weight loss associated with your neck pain, or severe pain.
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Dr K K Aggarwal