Working from home can be a strain for your body, but there are several ways to prevent neck and back pain. Staying on top of your physical and mental wellness in the time of COVID-19 is challenging. Not everyone owns home exercise equipment. Those who are still working from home know how uncomfortable a makeshift home office can be compared to the desks and swivel chairs your employer provides. Not maintaining proper posture while you work, study, or go about your new day-to-day routines can cause pain in the neck and back. Luckily, there are ways to help minimize and prevent pain.
Stretches to Prevent Neck and Back Pain
Stretches can serve two purposes- pain relief or a preventative measure. prevent neck and back pain by stretching regularly. Quick and simple, these can be done early in the morning after you wake up and before you tackle the day, or while you work. Stretching is especially important if your daily routine involves a lot of bending or lifting. Before picking up the laundry basket or bending to grab toys off the floor do a few neck and back stretches to prevent stiffness. If you’re already experiencing it, not to worry! There are many exercises which target tense muscles, from the standard stretches you learned in gym class to easy yoga poses. It’s also a good idea to do some stretches after a warm shower because the water will loosen the muscles, making them more receptive to stretching motions. And remember, always lift from the knees, not the lower back!
An adequate amount of rest is important for helping with pain management, but the way you sleep might cause more harm than good. Sleeping on your back with support under your knees, such as a small pillow, is helpful for neck pain because it maintains the spine’s natural curve. Sleeping on your side is comfortable but it can pull on the lower back, but if it’s your preferred position putting a small pillow between your knees will align hips, pelvis, and back.
Massage Therapy for Pain Relief
A small massage now and then is nice, but it may not get to the root of your back pain or neck pain. There are many massage techniques which target particular muscle groups. We offer Swedish, sports, and deep tissue massages. Each technique addresses a different need to ensure you receive the care you need.
Here to Help Prevent Neck and Back Pain
Coronavirus has disrupted our daily lives, but it doesn’t need to disrupt your health. Well-being and safety are your top priority right now. If you’re experiencing back or neck pain our massage therapy and holistic services can help provide relief and help revent further pain. You can find us in Smithtown, Long Island, Suffolk County. Visit our website or give us a call today. We look forward to helping you