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How To Relieve Stress In Neck and Shoulder Muscles Without Painkillers, Injections and Surgery!

If you are carrying around stress in your neck and shoulder muscles, you don’t need to be told how exhausting it is on a daily basis.

You have most likely learned to cope with the pain on your own, perhaps relying on painkillers to numb the pain, but after months of no improvement, it’s time to start looking at other natural techniques for relief.

Your pain doesn’t have to be something you push through or ignore for the sake of repeating yourself.

There are natural remedies to relieve stress in neck and shoulder muscles to significantly reduce your discomfort.

No longer allow neck and shoulder stress to get in the way of the things you love!

The Cause Of Stress In Neck And Shoulder Muscles

If you’re over 40-50 years old, chances are that you’ve experienced some degree of discomfort in your neck and shoulder muscles.

Whether it’s mild pain or a tightness that feels like it’s going to stay forever, this kind of stress can be caused by multiple different factors.

Working At A Desk

This can be especially taxing on neck and shoulder muscles. Sitting in the same position for long periods of time causes tension to build up, resulting in soreness and tightness.

Additionally, uncomfortable chairs can further irritate these already fragile muscles.

Improper Sleeping Positions

This can also cause stress in the neck and shoulder muscles.

Sleeping in an unnatural position, such as with your head tilted to one side or without a pillow, places extra strain on these areas.

Overexertion and Too Much Exercise

This can be just as damaging as too little. When muscles are overworked, they become tight and tense, leading to pain and discomfort.

It’s important to remember that rest days are just as important as workout days – make sure to give your body the time it needs to recover after strenuous activities.

Poor Posture

Finally, poor posture can be a major contributor to neck and shoulder tension. Slouching can put extra strain on these muscles, leading to pain and discomfort.

Taking frequent breaks throughout the day and maintaining good posture while sitting or standing can help prevent neck and shoulder stress.

How To Relieve Stress In Neck and Shoulder Muscles

Don’t worry, stress in your neck and shoulder muscles is very common, especially in middle age.

Many people between the ages of 40 and 50 find that their neck and shoulder muscles get stiff, sore, and achy due to stress.

Fortunately, there are some simple ways to relieve this discomfort without resorting to painkillers or other medical treatments.

Stretching Exercises

Simple stretching of the neck and shoulder muscles can help release tension and improve flexibility.

You may want to speak with a physical therapist who can specifically design stretches for people in your age group, and focus on poses that target the neck and shoulder areas.

Practice Deep Breathing Exercises

Taking slow, deep breaths can help relax tight muscles and relieve stress-related tension from the neck and shoulders.

You may want to try doing some mindfulness or relaxation exercises as well.

Swap Out Your Pillow

The right pillow can have a huge impact on the comfort of your sleep as well as help to reduce stress in the neck and shoulder muscles naturally.

Choose a pillow with medium-firm support to ensure that your neck and spine remain in alignment. This will help reduce stress in your neck and shoulder muscles while providing comfort.

If you sleep on your side or back, choose a thicker pillow so that your head is raised higher off the mattress, to reduce the stress on your neck and shoulder muscles.

Ice And Heat Therapy

Applying either cold or warm temperatures to the affected areas can help relax tense muscles, and restore range of motion.

Ice helps numb the affected area, reducing pain. Make sure to wrap ice in a damp cloth before application to avoid damaging your skin with frostbite.

Heat is better suited for chronic muscle tension since it increases circulation and helps relax tight muscles.

Heat can be applied as a hot compress, warm bath, or special heating pad. Make sure to test the temperature of the heat before applying it directly to your skin.

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Treat Your Neck And Shoulder Pain For Good

While all of the techniques listed above are incredibly effective, they also come with a cost of inconvenience.

It’s not exactly eliminated your problem to carry ice and heat packs around with you just in case of a flare up. The added weight to your backpack/bag could also cause further strain on your neck and shoulders.

A lot of the techniques listed above target the symptoms of your pain rather than the root cause of your issue.

Physical therapy is by far the most efficient form of treatment, our team can identify the origin of your pain and establish ways to eliminate your pain completely or at the very least significantly reduce it in a short period of time.

For a limited time, we are offering a Free Neck And Shoulder Assessment to get you started on the road to recovery!

This way, you get to talk to one of our experts in neck and shoulder stress, discuss any questions you may have, your experience with neck and shoulder pain, and finally your goals for the future.

We will begin to develop a tailored treatment plan, personalized to your needs and goals.

No longer allow neck and shoulder stress to get in the way of the things you love!

Arrange your FREE Neck And Shoulder Assessment NOW!

Additionally, our clinic provides a Free Telephone Consultation.

You deserve to return to the things you love as soon as possible, without the inconvenience of multiple copying strategies.

Arrange your free telephone consultation and discuss your experiences, future objectives, and any questions you may have about physical therapy with our friendly expert staff over the phone.

More Free Advice To Enjoy An Active, Pain-Free Summer

Read Our Blog – How To Fix Bad Posture And Relieve Neck And Shoulder Pain Fast

Read our blog – 3 Of Our Favorite Upper Neck Stretches!

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Dr Brad Conder

Dr Brad Conder

Dr. Brad Conder is the owner of Focus Physical Therapy. He is board-certified in orthopedic physical therapy and has been a practicing physical therapist for 12 years. Brad has experience in outpatients orthopedics, industrial onsite medicine, hospital physical therapy, and home health physical therapy. Brad got his physical therapy degree from the University of Kentucky in 2004 and his doctorate in physical therapy from Regis University in 2007. Dr Conder’s primary experience is in outpatient orthopedics, and he has a particular interest in manual physical therapy, including dry needling, Maitland style manual techniques, and industrial onsite medicine.
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