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Is Neck Pain Ruining Your Days? Try These Tips!

By Donna Stark

At some point or another in your life, you will wake up in the morning with a pain in your neck. And the first thought that is likely to run through your brain is that you must have slept in a weird position. Of course, that could very well be the case, but if one morning of neck pain turns to another, and then if those two mornings turn into several more, you may actually have a problem on your hands. 

Simple Solutions for Pain-Free Mornings

Starting your mornings with neck pain can make your days extremely difficult. You may find it hard to complete your daily tasks, move around or drive, and focus on the work that is sitting right in front of you. But with a few adjustments to how you sleep, you may be able to turn things around. Take a look at a few suggestions on what to do from your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic.

Sleeping Positions

One of the main culprits to back and neck pain in the morning is your sleeping position. The best position you can sleep in is on your back, but if that is too uncomfortable, you can always move to your side. Just make sure your neck remains in a neutral position. Curling your body into a ball with your chin tucked down into your chest can easily strain your muscles. Above all, though, try to avoid sleeping on your stomach as much as possible.

Pillows

We all know that pillows can make or break the sleeping experience, so make sure you are using the best one for your body type and sleeping position. Your pillow should never raise your head so much that your neck is angled into an awkward position. If you aren't sure what type of pillow to buy, ask for recommendations.

Bedtime Routine

Last, but not least, it's important to take a look at your nightly bedtime routine to see if any improvements can be made. Are you relaxing your body before bed? Are you following a consistent sleep schedule each night? Is your bedroom designed for quality sleep? By giving your body what it needs and removing any disrupting factors from your room, you may be able to wake up feeling fully restored and not in pain!

Pain-Free Mornings Are Headed Your Way

By following the simple steps listed above, it's easy to put a stop to those uncomfortable mornings you have been waking up to. But if you are still waking up in pain after making those changes, take heart. Your local chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic are right around the corner and are ready to help!

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Parma, Ohio.

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