Reasons why Staying Active is Beneficial to Your Neck

Neck pain is a common issue among most of the people nowadays. It is due to wrong sleeping position, using wrong pillows, clogs of veins and due to other internal problems. However, we all know the health benefits of daily exercise in our life. But do you know that how much it is necessary to remove your neck pain problem? May be not. That’s why I’ve come up with some of the reasons that why you need to stay active for leading a pain free life. So, take a cup of coffee and continue to read as it’s going to change your life.

Keep Neck Muscles Healthy

Staying active doesn’t mean to do exercise only. It is basically the idea of doing different tasks throughout the day and those can be walking, jogging, exercising, swimming, doing household chores, cleaning, gardening etc. By doing different types of tasks your neck will stay in shape and conditioned. But if you don’t do anything throughout the day and sit in one place then your neck becomes deconditioned and you start to feel pain. So, engage with any types of work to stay active and keep your shoulder muscles healthy.

Boost Up Blood Circulation

You may not that when we do exercise blood circulation increases through our body and particularly in the upper side of our body. And rather than sitting, if you up and move around then it boosts up the circulation that relieves you from feeling pain in the neck. Among the exercises, aerobic exercise is best for neckline. As I’ve mentioned earlier that jogging, cycling and swimming can be the best for you if you are suffering from acute neck pain. Doctors recommend doing aerobic exercise for about 150 minutes in a week, which is approximately 30 minutes 5 days a week. So, you can follow this routine and do your exercise.

Maintaining Better Posture

Our head weighs around 10 to 12 pounds and neck is responsible for uplifting our head. So, feeling pain sometimes in the shoulder area is normal but if you don’t maintain a good posture then you can feel regular pain. If your head gets forward slightly only 15 degrees then the pressure becomes doubles on your upper part. And gradually you’ll start to feel neck and spine pain. So, maintaining a good posture is really very important. If you are concerned about good posture then you must need to stay active. When you do different types of tasks your body maintains a better posture.

Finally, it’s important to stay active but you know that overdoing anything can have negative effects. So, do the things in a perfect amount and not more than necessary. Overworking and over exercising may cause severe neck pain. You can also consult with doctor that how much you need to exercise actually. Then you’ll get a clear idea about activeness. Again, by following the above-mentioned things you can also get relief from pain forever. So, if necessary skim through the article again and note down the important factors to follow.


Sources:

https://www.spine-health.com/blog/3-reasons-why-staying-active-benefits-neck

https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/healthyliving/physical-activity-its-important

Is Surgery for Neck Pain Good or Bad?

Surgery for neck pain is the last step to make it right. Before doing so doctors try medicine, therapy and other physical treatments to solve the problem. Since there is a complex structure in the neckline, there remains risk in surgery if it is not done properly. But success rates are more than failures. So, if your surgeon can diagnose the problem accurately and make surgery properly then it is okay. However, before choosing this option you should try to solve it naturally or by medicine as surgery has some risks too. Anyway, I’ll tell you that later.

Benefits of Neck Surgery

There are several steps of neck pain – normal, medium and chronic. When your neck stiffness becomes a traumatic pain and your specialist fail to recover it by therapy, medicine, message, cold packs and steroid injections then you may need to choose the surgery option. Then it’ll be beneficial to you. It is neither such a major operation again nor minor. But though this you’ll get relief for your lifetime if your operation becomes successful.

Actually, if your surgeon can diagnose the problem correctly then hopefully you’ll be alright within few days of operation. If any of the nerves, vertebrae, tissue or other parts damages severely then surgery is needed. And afterwards you’ll never feel that acute neck pain. So, it is in true sense beneficial for the severe patient. But you need to maintain some rules so that you don’t face any problem in the post surgery period. If you can do this then you are sure to lead a happy and pain free life.

Risks of Neck Surgery

Though the success ratio is maximum yet there remains some risks. If your surgeon can’t recognize the problem properly and start operation then there may have chances that you never keep straight your head after surgery. Since neck area is very sensitive and thousands of nerves are there, operation must be done with proper care. Otherwise, the area may get infected, excessive bleeding can cause, possibility of chronic neck pain, damage to the spinal cords and vocal cords and may never heal. Now you have got that how serious it can be. So, whatever, decision you take, hope that you’ll take wisely and obviously by discussing with your specialist.

Finally, I want to tell that I am not a specialist and I’ve wrote this post depending on doctors commentary and patients experiences who have gone through neck surgery. We all know that everything in this world has its good and bad sides. We just need to take decisions wisely. So, if you and your specialist think that your problem is acute and there is no alternative to surgery then it’s okay and hopefully your operation will be done by an experienced surgeon. There is nothing to worry as it’ll take just few days to go back to your normal life after operation. You just need to maintain some rules and regulations to avoid unwanted situation.