Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Tips On How To Lose The Neck Pain.

How To Lose The Neck Pain. This discusses ways to manage and ease neck pain. Do you have a stiff, aching or painful neck and shoulders, neck and/or back pain? 

 If you have neck pain you will know how it can be very debilitating. Neck pain can range from a mild niggle from a little tension or having slept awkwardly, to a serious continuous neck pain that can have a major impact on your life. Often it is invisible to other people and therefore people just do not know or understand what pain you can be going through.





If you have back issues you may well find that you also gain neck pain as your whole body tries to compensate and becomes thrown out of balance.


"I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own."Henry Rollins



Here I will share a few tips that you can easily put into practice especially regarding your diet. I have also found some really great neck support pillows which may be useful for you everyday or especially for when traveling. Do not miss the two neck pillows towards the end of the article if you are doing any sort of traveling in a car, coach, train or flight, as they will be very useful to you.

Last but not least I want to tell you about a great product produced by The Healthy Back Institute, the makers of Lose The Back Pain that can help to ease or even "lose the neck pain". I totally trusted these guys with my back and I trust them to do their best by every person in pain. 




Reading this will hopefully be your first step to lose or ease your neck pain.   






Neck Pain Tip One

Buy and Eat Foods That Reduce Inflammation. This is important as they act as natural anti-inflammatories in your body which you need if you are experiencing neck pains.

These are foods like green leafy vegetables, berries and fruits.

Fish, olive oil and nuts which contain omega 3 fatty acids



Neck Pain Tip Two

AVOID Foods that Increase Inflammation:-

There are a huge range of foods that increase inflammation do this so avoid anything that comes under this list or has these elements in it:-

Sugar (known by many names-check labels)

Pastry

Soft drinks

Cereals.(check labels for high sugar content)


Neck Pain Tip Three

Identify and Correct Your Muscle Imbalances

Muscle imbalances can be a very important factor in neck pain and few people are aware that they need to check out and address them for long lasting relief.

So if you have pain in your joints, ligaments and muscles, it would be well worth your while checking out muscle imbalances.


Neck Pain Pillows

It is possible to find comfort and support with a neck pain pillow. As a temporary measure a neck pain pillow may in some cases help you with temporarily pain relief or to gain a more comfortable position.


Homedics OT-N Therapy Neck Support


This one wraps around the back of your neck to provide good support. It helps you to maintain correct head and neck alignment and countours around your neck. It is Thermo sensitive and measures 13 inches by 12 inches by 3.75 inches. It comes in cream, various flower patterns and various geometric patterns to suit most people.

HoMedics OT-N Therapy Neck Support Pillow with Velour Cover


 






Microwaveable Neck Pillow

This neck pillow is microwaveable to make it warm on your neck. Warmth can be very helpful to relax tight and tense muscles and so can be very helpful to ease pain. Having warmth around your neck can also be very relaxing in itself which if tension and stress is an issue for you can be useful. This neck pillow also has an aromatherapy element of lavender and Chamomile which many people will enjoy.

 Earth Therapeutics: Relaxing Microwavable Neck Pillow

 







"My focus is to forget the pain of life. Forget the pain, mock the pain, reduce it. And laugh."Jim Carrey



How to get neck pain relief.

One thing you will know if you have neck pain is that it is hard if not impossible to ignore it !!

So what are your options if you have neck pain? Well if you have neck pain you have probably already tried Painkillers, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Massage and they may not have worked for you or only worked temporarily.

I know through first hand experience  how hard it is to try lots of treatments for pain and the frustration and sadness when they do not work or only work for a short time.


Pain killers can indeed in some cases kill the pain - but- what effect are they having on your body, and can you take them long term or will their effect lessen.

Just reading about your neck pain may not be enough, you can learn and you can even try those free exercises that are possible to find. However be careful as they wont be specific to you and who has devised them?

A chiropractor or similar may be useful to you, but they can only fix the temporary misalignment in your spine. In addition the cost of going back for repeated treatments can be extremely expensive! I know as I went to a chiropractor for several months and although he did help me it became very expensive and burnt a hole in my pocket!!


Also what about the effect of muscle imbalances? Do they matter?

There is now an alternative from the people who brought you Lose The Back Pain System which I trusted my back to and it worked ! To ease or sort out your neck pain there is a neck pain relief system you can buy and use in the comfort of home. There is a physical version and an online version to choose from. The online version is the most affordable, however it works best if you have a high speed internet connection.


Below are some of the conditions Lose The Neck Pain can help to ease. Which one is most affecting you ? Or maybe you have undiagnosed pain?


  • Arm pain (upper & lower)
  •  Asymmetry (Ex. low shoulder)
  •  Carpel tunnel syndrome
  •  Cervical canal stenosis
  • Cervical myelopathy
  •  Decreased range of motion
  •  Degenerative disc disease
  •  Degenerative joint disease
  •  Digestive conditions (including acid reflux)
  •  Disc herniation
  • Dowager's
  • Golfers Elbow
  • Headaches
  •  Low back pain
  • Mid-back pain
  • Migraine headaches
  •  Muscle spasm
  • Muscle tension
  • Numbness/tingling (arms & hands)
  •  Pinched nerve (nerve impingement syndrome)
  •  Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia Posture-related issues (including poor appearance)
  •  Rotator cuff issues
  •  Shoulder pain
  •  Spinal decay
  •  Strength-related issues (e.g. decreased grip strength)
  •  Tendonitis
  •  Tennis elbow
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  •  TMJ
  •  Upper back pain
  •  Wrist pain




What Do You Get With Lose The Neck Pain




1) Lose the Neck Pain Workbook And Video

To start with watch the video and complete the workbook. This will enable you to establish a number of things:-

An in-depth explanation of how muscle imbalances cause your neck pain, and many other areas of your body.

In the workbook there are self assessments to indicate which physical dysfunctions you have and how they're responsible for your pain.

Once your dysfunctions are identified, you then follow a step by step plan through the specific corrective exercises, stretches and self treatments. This will help you to balance your body and reduce and eliminate pain.


2) Lose the Neck Pain Audio CD's

You will also receive three audio CD's which cover:-

How To Get the Best Results Using The System - Straightforward tips on how to use the system and how to get relief.

Strategies for Reducing and Managing Pain. Condition Specific Recommendations -

If you've been diagnosed with a specific condition, CD 3 will give you specific recommendations, techniques and treatments you may also want to consider.In addition it covers how the program can help you deal specifically with your symptoms and diagnosis


3) The Lose the Neck Pain Reference Manual provides you with exercises, stretches, and pain reduction strategies for easy reference even when you're out and about. It covers all of the corrective exercises, stretches and pain reduction strategies. It is a complete guide to all the exercises and a good refresher of the system.


Own Lose The Neck Pain and be on your way to freeing yourself from pain.




Neck Pain In The Car

One place that can be especially hard on our necks is when we are driving. Many car seats are not really designed very well for good neck and spinal alignment so we find our necks are forced into an awkward position.This car neck pillow will gently cradle your neck to help with support and positioning.



This well rated car travel neck pillow has Pressure Relieving:GiGi Space Memory Foam. Its high-density material guarantees strong durability and powerful support.It is softened or hardened according to the change of human temperature and shapes your body and eliminates pressure points. This helps blood circulate freely. This pillow provides comfort and support.







GIGI Memory Foam Car Neck Pillow Comfortable Pillow Car Headrest - Black


 








"When there is pain, there are no words. All pain is the same."
Toni Morrison




A Great Travel Pillow
Traveling can be a real pain when you have neck pain and often made worse by falling alseep when traveling and putting your neck and upper back into a very bad posture. This neck pillow is incredibly useful and if you only buy one this can serve several purposes for you.

J Pillow, Travel Pillow
This pillow is of a unique patented design and winner of the British invention of the Year award 2012/13.


It has an ingenious chin support which stops your head from falling forwards while you sleep and can support your head and neck in the correct position from the side. 


It is wonderful for travel as it helps you to get a good sleep whether in a car, plane, coach or train. It is easy to carry and can be squeezed into the smallest spaces, or even clipped onto hand luggage. 


Also great for use at home especially if you have neck pain and want to gain relief while sittting on the sofa or even in bed. If you have to sit upright in bed for medical reasons or post op it can be especially useful.Available in several different colours.





 J Pillow, Travel Pillow - Winner of British Invention of the Year 2013 - consistently the #1 Best SellingTravel Pillow on Amazon.co.uk

 


Neck Pain : Cervical Spine Anatomy

Here is a video explaining the cervical anatomy to help understand the neck area better.  









Thank You For Reading Tips on how to Lose The Neck Pain. Here are some messages for when this was published on another writing site.


TapIn2U 
I love massages. Thanks for the tips. Fantastic lens! Sundae ;-)




asereht1970 
I usually have neck and back pains because of sitting too much in front of a computer. When they attack, I go to a reflexologist.


canhealth 
I had massage therapy for my neck pain. It really helped. I'm all for trying natural healing methods before medications.



LisaAuch1 
Since an accident in 2006, I have the top 3 discs being damaged in my neck, I have tried everything, and most recently I am attending a sports physio, who is renowned for working with the scottish rugby team (yikes!) I feel great after it, and they give me several things to do at home, well I get no motivation! THIS is exactly what I need on hand motivation that will ensure I do what is right for my neck pain! I can follow the programme at home!!! WOW great thanks



Arc4life 
Great Squidoo lens on helping someone with neck pain. Arc4life



norma-holt
This is such an important topic and you have presented it well. Good research and knowledge here,.





norma-holt 
This id a very nice lens on such an important topic. Well presented and researched



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Lose The Back Pain System
Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-

7 Day Back Pain Cure
This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
Follow Jasmine Ann Raintree's board Back And Sciatic Pain Strategies. on Pinterest.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Love Home Memory Foam 3d Ventilative Mesh Lumbar Support Back Cushion

Love Home Memory Foam 3d Ventilative Mesh Lumbar Support Cushion/ Back Cushion / Support Cushion Helps the Lumbar and Sacral Region of the Spinal Column & Helps Promote Good Posture While Sitting- Excellent for Home, Office, Car and Wheelchairs- Size: 13.4''*12.6''*4'' (Black)


I felt that this back cushion was well worth sharing with you. This lumbar seat cushion is a bestseller at Amazon and with good reason.

Its design reduces stress on your back and thus helps to ease low back pain. It measures 13.4 inches by 12.6 inches by 4 inches. It comes in a black colour or if you prefer a brighter colour it also comes in camel, coffee, grey, rose red(more pink tones) and blue. It is supportive so firm but soft.

 As it has memory foam there may be a slight smell as with most memory foam products at first but this should go off quite quickly. However for me the benefits of memory foam being soft yet supportive and excellent for my back issues, out weight his very slight initial issue.

If you use it vertically as a back support it goes in height from the base of your spine up to the low mid point of the back.

You can also use it to sit on as a base to any seat. This can be very useful to raise the height of a seat such as a car seat or to achieve a better height and posture when sitting at a desk.  

Thus it helps the lower and sacral regions of the back.



It has a 3D mesh cover which helps to keep you cool and has a zipper & elasticized belt to keep secure. It does have a strap extender as well in case you are using a wider chair or in a car seat and need to have it extended.

This comfortable lumbar support has many uses in most chairs, car seats, scooters and wheelchairs to make sitting more comfortable on you and your back. It promotes good posture when sitting as well which is something that many of us lack. You can check out customer reviews if you click through any of the links to amazon here.




So this is a versatile, comfortable and adaptable lumbar seat cushion that can be used in many situations from the office, your home, in a car or using a scooter or wheelchair to make your day a little easier.

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    Lose The Back Pain System
    Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

    For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-

    7 Day Back Pain Cure
    This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
    Follow Jasmine Ann Raintree's board Back And Sciatic Pain Strategies. on Pinterest.

    Thursday, 11 June 2015

    How To Make The Most Of Back and Neck Pain Support Forums

    How To Make The Most Of Back and Neck Pain Support Forums

    If you have back, neck or sciatic pain you may want to go onto a back pain support forum for help and advice. There are things you need to bear in mind while using a back pain support forum or a neck pain support forum that can make your time there more useful and more enjoyable.

    I have quite a lot of experience on back and neck support forums, having used a lot of them while I was trying to search for my back pain solution. 

    They can be one of the best sources of support you can get but you do need to follow a few guidelines to get the most out of them and just as importantly, to give the most to them.

    Support , Advice And Friendship On Back Pain Support Forums

    Back pain and neck pain support forums can be a wonderful source of support and even friendship with other neck, back and sciatic pain sufferers.


    At a time when you may feel that no one understands you know that the people there really do as they are going through it too.

    I have met some wonderful, highly informed people on back and neck pain forums who have helped me so very much. Some have become good friends. I have learned about treatments and techniques and advice that I never knew existed.

    Going on to a back pain forum for me meant I had a release for all my worries, concerns and feelings about back pain. At that time I did not know anyone else who had severe back and scaitic pain like me. As well as talking with loved ones who may be understanding and empathetic, but may have no experience of backpain; you can release some of that angst, fear and worry you may be experiencing with people who are also living it. I think its healthy and good to talk about it.



    “Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness...be gentle with yourself"
    Desiderata

    Introduce Yourself On A Back Or Neck Pain Forum. 

    If you are seeking advice about your neck or back condition or what you are experiencing, it is helpful to introduce yourself on the forum so people can relate to you.

    Give a brief account of your condition and what symptoms and treatments you have had already. It doesnt need to be an essay - in fact its better if it isn't too long - it just helps to give people an idea of what you are going through and what you need.

    Do remember that you are writing to fellow back and neck pain sufferers, some of whom may have trouble sitting for long (that was a major issue for me) so keep it clear and not too much block text. Short paragraphs are best for ease of reading.


    Focus on what you CAN DO with your back condition. Dont beat yourself up over the rest.

    Learning From A Back Or Neck Pain Forum

    In my experience you can learn a lot from a back or neck pain support forum. You may well be introduced to ideas and treatments you had never heard of or your doctor was simply too busy to go into detail with you about.

    You can ask what its like in others experiences to have an MRI, to have certain procedures or what different treatments there are and what they are like. You can gain a range of perspectives from people who have experienced the things you are interested in learning about.

    Back and neck pain support forums can help you to get ideas about the physical treatments available.
    If asked people may share with you their own personal experiences of treatments you may yet not have even heard about.


    “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." Helen Keller


    From my emotional perspective, it did me the world of good to participate in a back pain forum and then to get the kind and empathetic reactions from people and a few who gave me the kick I needed to get searching for my solution!!!

    It was great to know that I was not alone in my struggle and that people understood the lack of sleep, the pain, the irritability and the hidden emotions about back pain.

    It also felt GREAT that my experiences could help other people! I do believe that giving help and support was a major factor in my recovery . 

    I really wanted / needed to give back so I could help others through my experiences.


    Do Not Give Out Too Much Personal Information
    Just a little word of warning. You may be cautioned on many forums not to give out your email address, tel no and home address, yet I still see people doing this.

    Remember when you are talking on the neck and back pain support forums you are talking to a wider audience than just the people you know on that forum. Many are open access and anyone can read those. Its easy to be lulled into a false sense of security when you are typing away on your own computer in your own home.

    For the same reasons you may want to use a "handle" not your real name.

    Do not go into too much detail about your finances, or home circumstances especially if you live alone and are very vulnerable.

    Most people are great-but you just need to be a little careful.


    “It is impossible to feel grateful and depressed in the same moment."
    Naomi Williams


    Be Wise How You Use Forums


    Say Thankyou And Try To Help Others On A Back Or Neck Pain Forum

    If you get a response to your query for advice on your neck and back pain, do acknowledge it. Even if its not the answer you wanted do remember that the people on these forums are often not experts in back and sciatic pain, they are fellow back pain sufferers and are just trying to help out. Its nice to be thanked for their help.

    Monitor your own thread so that you can say thank you and say what you have found useful. You will find people will want to help you more if you show your appreciation :)

    Do try to answer a couple of queries yourself, even if you do not know a lot you can express your empathy, ask them how they are now, offer the hand of forum friendship. Be yourself, be warm and friendly and open.

    Introduce yourself and tell others about what worked for you and what did not, your successes and your failures, how you feel and how you cope.


      I own this Contour Freedom Back Massage cushion from Amazon and find it very useful for firm support and better posture for my back when sitting. I love the massage option.

    Never Flame Or Harrass Another Back Pain Forum Member

    I know you would never do that!

    Be Courteous to other posters, everyone is just looking for help and advice and maybe a place to vent frustrations and upsets.

    However sometimes tempers can flare on forums, especially when people are in pain and hurting and they can get angry at you even when its not your fault. Best to bow out gracefully, keep away from the thread for a while. Let tempers calm down.

    Do not give way to profanity, this may well get you banned. If you feel the need to swear best step away from the computer and cool off for a bit !

    If you are being harrassed do report it to the Forum Administrator if the forum is moderated.

    Many Forums do not allow any advertising of products or links. If you really want to recommend something do be careful and read the forum rules before you leave any product or commercial links.

    Usually leaving helpful information about medications, helpful web-sites, medical & surgical procedures is permitted but do check the forum rules.

    “What a man needs in gardening is a cast-iron back, with a hinge in it."Charles Dudley Warner.

    Should You Take Advice On A Back Pain Or Neck Pain Forum?

    When you are posting questions to a back or neck pain support forum you can be general and get a good range of answers. Specifics can come later in the thread as people ask you more. If you are wanting a range of answers from differnet people try this approach

    Has anyone tried this treatment(name of treatment)

    Has anyone been for a (name of procedure) what was it like?

    You may well receive medical advice if you ask for advice on back forums. People will give advice with the very best of intentions. Some of it will be excellent advice, some of it may not be correct for you.

    Do not expect to go on a forum with a question about what you should do with sciatica and get a response that is a diagnosis and treatment plan for you.




     It is always wise to double check any medical advice you receive on forums with a qualified medical practitioner/therapist.


    Never rely solely on the information and/or opinions on a back pain support forum.  

    What works for one person with one condition may not work for another. Different people can feel or react to the same condition very differently. Your treatment may also depend on any other conditions you have and other personal details.


    People on back and neck forums cannot see you, check you body symptoms or do any tests for you. Do get a medical check as well.


    “Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for a kindness."
    Seneca


    Do You have Any Thoughts About Participating In Forums? (Here are a  couple of comments from when this was posted on another site )



    Arc4life 
    Forums for back and neck pain are great, because they give you prespective about what others are going through. Thank you for your lens, very informative- Nav at the Neck Pain Support Blog

    RaintreeAnnie profile image
    @darciefrench lm: Thank you Darcie I appreciate that :)



    darciefrench lm profile image
    Well rounded presentation of 'how to participate in forums' - back pain forums in particular, but really this info can be used in any forums. It's always best to focus on the positive. many thanks- am lensrolling to squidoo forum threads.


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    How Would You Want To Be Treated On A Forum?
    Thank you for visiting this page, I do appreciate your visit.

    If you have any further suggestions how to get the most out of and how to contribute to support forums I would love to hear them.
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    Lose The Back Pain System
    Lose the Back Pain, is a system of self assessments to determine what physical imbalances you may have that may be causing your pain, then specific and targeted exercises to follow to address the imbalances, along with pain reduction strategies. 

    For useful information and suggestions there is a Free Back Pain Book Written by the Healthy back Institute-

    7 Day Back Pain Cure
    This free book (there is a small shipping/handling fee for physical book) will give you a good starting point for taking back control of your back pain covering reasons for pain, pain relief, possible treatments, action plans and many other things you will find useful.
    Follow Jasmine Ann Raintree's board Back And Sciatic Pain Strategies. on Pinterest.