Shoulder and neck pain is a common health problem, especially in the work and life of modern people, this problem is more prominent.Shoulder and neck pain will have a negative impact on people's work and life, so the prevention of shoulder and neck pain is particularly important.In this article, we discuss how to prevent neck and shoulder pain and the types of neck and shoulder pain.
Ways to prevent shoulder and neck pain
1. Maintain correct posture
Maintaining proper posture while lying in bed or sitting in a chair is the number one way to prevent shoulder and neck pain.When sitting down, pay attention to the posture of the shoulders and back. The shoulders should droop slightly and away from the ears.Keep your ribs sloped down and don't wear tight clothes to support your back.
2. Use the proper mattress and pillows
Using the right mattress and pillow is also an important aspect of preventing shoulder and neck pain.The mattress should try to choose a good mattress with medium hardness, and the body should not be too trapped in the mattress.The height of the pillow should be properly aligned with the neck while being able to support the head and neck.
3. Take frequent breaks and exercise
Working in the same position for a long time is also one of the main causes of shoulder and neck pain.Therefore, frequent rest and moderate exercise are also important ways to prevent shoulder and neck pain.Resting and stretching every 1-2 hours can help the body recover and move properly.Stretching the muscles in your shoulders and neck can reduce muscle soreness.
Regular massage of the shoulder and neck muscles can also help relieve neck and shoulder pain and reduce its occurrence.Massage can increase muscle flexibility, improve blood circulation, and promote mental and physical relaxation.
5. Appropriate coping styles
When shoulder and neck pain occurs, it needs to be handled properly.Do not allow the pain to worsen, and seek immediate medical attention if severe pain develops.In addition, when working or living with electronic products, you need to know how to adjust the distance between the electronic products and yourself to reduce the occurrence of shoulder and neck pain.
Types of neck pain
Neck and shoulder pain is a general term that covers different types and causes.Below are some common types of shoulder and neck pain.
1. Muscle pain
The most common forms of shoulder and neck pain are usually caused by muscle tension or trauma.Staying in the same position for a long time, such as using electronic products for a long time, can cause muscle tension, which can lead to pain.
2. Pain around the rotator cuff
Pain around the rotator cuff is a pain similar to muscle pain, but more severe than muscle pain.It is more common in people who lift heavy objects and perform repetitive activities for a long time.
3. Herniated disc
A herniated disc is caused by a damaged disc in the spine, which can cause nerve damage and cause pins and needles, neck stiffness, and pain.
Arthritis of the shoulder and neck is a common joint disorder that often results in limited movement and pain.
In short, shoulder and neck pain is a very common health problem, and preventive measures must be taken.If shoulder and neck pain occurs, appropriate countermeasures should be taken in time, and the health of the shoulder and neck should be attached great importance to.
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The above information is not a professional medical opinion, if you feel unwell, please seek medical advice.