Neck And Shoulder Pain

Written by Carmela Slansky
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Tension Pain?

Neck and shoulder pain is surely among the most common types of pain. Probably because we tend to hold ourselves tensely when we are concentrating, and undoubtedly a result of the drastic increase in the use of the computer, we nearly all suffer from pain in the neck and should at some time or other. So what can we do about it?

To begin with, it's important to get a thorough medical check up before you do anything else. Just occasionally, neck and shoulder pain can be an indication of dental problems, or even gall bladder disease. Gall stones are known to cause a seemingly unrelated pain in the neck and shoulder area that does not respond easily to help.

First Steps to Relieving Neck and Shoulder Pain

A first step in relieving neck and shoulder pain is obviously to relieve or eliminate any obvious causes of physical strain. If you sit at a computer keyboard for long periods of time, for example, make sure that your hands are at the right height so they don't put a strain on your shoulders. This means checking your seat for comfort too. In addition, avoid carrying heavy shoulder bags or doing any job in an awkward position. Check out the correct way to hold gardening implements and how to push a lawnmower correctly, for example. Take care of your body and it will take care of you.

There are natural aids to pain relief that are ideal for the neck and shoulder area. Emu oil, for example, is great at relieving muscular aches and pains. In addition, it can reduce swelling and relieve inflammation. If your muscle pain is due to toxic substances in your blood, a natural detox session may be in order. You can also try a detox pouch which is often helpful for relieving minor aches and pains.

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