Many of those who experience great amounts of stress day-to-day often encounter neck pain, discomfort, and limited mobility as a result. In fact, neck pain is so common that about 1 out of every 10 people experience it throughout their lifetime.
Minor cases of neck pain can be managed in the comfort of your own home. However, for more severe pain, contacting a primary care provider is recommended. There are many ways to relieve neck pain caused by stress. Be sure to check with your physician before beginning any new routine or change in daily lifestyle.
A few changes that can be made at your own home can help aid in pain relief. Making these few, simple lifestyle changes can help alleviate pain and discomfort in the neck caused by stress.
This can include:
- Monitoring eating habits : By stopping unhealthy eating habits, it can assist in the relief of neck pain associated with stress in the body. This can include limiting sugary foods, caffeine, or soda.
- Regular exercise : Exercises like yoga or stretching can help relieve tension, stress, or pain in the body. This can help result in less pain.
- Support : Ask trusted family and friends for mental and emotional support. They can help with daily activities and responsibilities so that tension and the feeling of stress is manageable when you begin to feel overwhelmed.
There are many alternative treatment options available as well that can help to assist in fixing neck pain caused by stress.
Platelet-Rich Plasma, or PRP therapy, is used for more chronic pain, in not just in the neck. This treatment can assist in recovery of injured or weak ligaments and will help prevent future damage and stress from occurring in the neck area.
PRP treatments are created and administered right in the office using the patient’s own blood. A small blood sample is taken and then created into a formula with a more advanced combination of platelets, proteins and growth factors. A single PRP injection can help immediately in the recovery of injured or damaged cells. When injected into the neck, your body’s immune response is enhanced and can help relieve pain and discomfort caused by stress.
For more information on relieving neck pain caused by stress, call our clinic today (208) 887-6791.