In this day and age, many of us are hard-pressed to identify a time in our recent lives where we took a day away from screens -- whether it be the computer, TV, or our smartphones. As a result, many people out there suffer from neck tension, neck pain, and some even tendonitis in the neck.
Tendonitis has to due with tendons suffering from inflammation which generally comes about from overuse and failing to practice good posture.
Many athletes experience neck tendonitis, especially MMA fighters, who often spend time "in the clinch," which really does a number on the neck. That's probably why many professional MMA fighters have close relationships with their local chiropractors.
The good news is that there are things you can do at home to help treat neck pain and tendonitis. For one, start stretching in the morning and in the evening -- even just 10 minutes each time will do your neck a tremendous amount of good.
Next, make sure that you limit excessive neck movement while you perform your own PT. Give yourself a week or two of limiting extraneous movement. Make sure you practice perfect posture and try to limit the amount of time you spend sitting during the day by standing.
Do minimal resistance exercises with your neck -- make sure not to overdo it, because you'll end up doing more harm than good. Slowly building your surrounding neck muscles will give you more support and provide pain relief.
Massage your neck -- do it with your own hands, if you have to. There are tons of good products on the market, but make sure you consult with a professional to make some recommendations.
Chiropractic treatment is also a drug-free alternative to medication and surgery that will help treat your neck pain the all-natural way. Contact Barton Chiropractic Clinic today to learn more.