Posture, Neck Pain, and You

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You should know by now that bad posture is one main cause of body or neck pain. However, posture cannot be easily corrected overnight, so you still need to go through a number of things to relieve yourself from the pain. And as the saying goes, prevention is way better than cure, the first thing you can do to avoid these neck pains is to prevent it by following a posture correction program.

There are a few different reasons that can cause neck pain but also just as many to correct them:

Holding your head too far forward strains your neck muscles due to the weight of your head. This is why good posture involves evenly distributing your weight to the whole body. To avoid this, center your head over you neck.

Maintaining an upright position is also key to keeping good posture. Hunching your shoulders will apply to much tension between your shoulders and in your neck and will cause a severe amount of neck pain.

One of the biggest causes to severe neck pain is someone who constantly has to stare at something that isn't eye level. What happens is that strain gets put on the neck by tilting your head up or down for a period time, tightening up the muscles giving you some serious pain.

Couch or reader's neck happens when you rest your head up on the arms of the couch or when you read on your side and your head is propped by your arms. It might not hurt at first, but after a few minutes it can be really painful. Listen to that pain! It's telling you "Please stop!"

Timid head is what they call the cause of your neck pain when you look too much on your feet, straining the neck muscles too hard.

Holding your chin too high is also a form of bad posture straining the neck muscles. This habit causes neck pain because the muscles on the front of your neck are stretched too much. It is much better to hold the head straight forward.

These are just a few of the ways that can cause neck pain through bad posture. Habits can form in posture that sometimes can be very hard to correct, but can be with the proper knowledge of how to do it.

One of the first things you should do when trying to remedy neck pain is to try and workout the muscles in the neck making them stronger and making them more flexible. You have to be careful when trying to workout the muscles in your neck as they are sensitive and can easily cause more pain, if you do not do the exercises the right way.

Taking pills or rubbing ointments is something that can contain side effects and isn't always the best method of getting rid or preventing future pain. There is an all-natural approach that can work for you as well, and is one of the most effective ways of getting rid of the pain out there today. If neck pain is something that affects you, take a look at the ways that you can combat the pain and correct posture for healthier pain free lifestyle.

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Eric Normand recommends Simple Posture, a simple and easy posture improvement program that takes 10 minutes a day and works like magic. Eric also blogs about how to improve posture.

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This article was published on 2010/03/31