The best way of living with neck pain is trying to prevent it. Do not sit at the computer for hours without getting up frequently to stretch the neck and back. Take the stress of the day out of your neck muscles and do your exercise routine. If you smoke, stop. Smoking is a predisposing factor for neck pain. If you are overweight, get into shape. The bottom line is, pay attention to your body and exercise, eat right, and maintain a healthy life style
If you live in Somerville, Bridgewater, Raritan, Branchburg, Hillsborough or Flemington and you are suffering from neck pain, massage therapy may help alleviate your pain.
People suffering from neck pain often turn to complementary health approaches. Although therapeutic massage is one of the most popular complementary health approaches for neck pain, little was known about its effectiveness for this condition. However, In an NCCIH-funded study conducted at the Group Health Center in Seattle, 64 adults with neck pain persisting for at least 12 weeks were randomly assigned to receive massage.
The massage group had up to 10 treatments over a 10-week period, provided by licensed practitioners who used a variety of common and clinical massage techniques and also made typical self-care suggestions. After 4, 10, and 26 weeks, the researchers interviewed participants to assess function (Neck Disability Index), symptom bothersomeness, and other measures.
After 10 weeks, the massage group was more likely to have clinically significant improvement in function and symptoms.
If you live in Somerville NJ, Branchburg NJ, Bridgewater NJ, Manville NJ, Raritan NJ, Flemington NJ or Hillsborough NJ and you suffer from Neck Pain, Exhale Massage Therapy can help. Give us a call (908) 963-1512 or email us.