Chronic Pain Self-Treatment
We can take care of our necks to avoid chronic pain. Jobyna Whiting, Neurosurgeon at Baptist Health Neuroscience Center, gives some tips: being mindful of when the neck is starting to hurt, what is making it worse and what kind of movements we can adjust to get some of that pressure off the neck.
She highlights the most important tip is to stop doing whatever we are doing that is causing the pain.
There is a difference between ice vs. heat when people want to put something to help the pain. The doctor explains heat works better for muscle spasms and ice helps things like inflammation.