CPTE_Neck Pain and Stress, Get Relief

Neckpain,fortunately,canbealleviatedwithphysical therapy.Becauseneck pain is often caused by activity, different activity can cure it. Sometimes, this “activity” means “no activity.” Before you contact a professional, try reducing your neck movements. Sometimes, simply letting your neck muscles relax is enough. If you don’t see relief within two weeks, contact a professional. Physical therapistscan targetyourpain’ssourcebyexaminingyoursymptoms.Then, they can offer exercises that stretch, flex and relax your neck muscles. In time, your neck will become more resilient — giving you the comfort you deserve. Where after-care treatment is considered, custom-tailored neck exercises will assure your neck stays loose, limber and healthy. If you’re dealing with neck pain, you’re not alone. Even if your neck pain is caused by stress, it still needs attention. We’ll work side by side with your goals, creating the proactive, effective programs you need to achieve mobility once more. HOW PHY S I CAL THERAPY CAN HELP YOU WITH PAIN

There’s no question that what you eat affects how you feel, and a healthy diet helps you feel better.The healthiest diet is one that emphasizes whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables and that includes lean protein and low-fatorno-fatdairyproducts.Combineahealthydietwithregularexercise, and you will find it helps your mood as well as your body. Here are some tips to help improve your mood and activity with the right nutrition. 1. Mix in Protein to Boost Mood. Like fiber, protein can help you to avoid blood sugar crashes. Some good sources of protein are chicken, fish, eggs, seeds and nuts, low-fat yogurt, low-fat cheese and milk, tofu, and peanut butter. 2. Don’t Worry, “B” Happy. TheBvitamins, includingB6,B12,and folicacid,playarole in theproduction of brain chemicals that regulate mood. Especially if you have depression, be sure to consume foods rich in these vitamins. Good food sources for manyBvitamins includeshellfish,poultry,eggs, low-fatyogurt,and fortified breakfast cereals. Folic acid in particular is found mostly in leafy greens. 3. Drink Water. Sip water or other drinks with few or no calories to help maintain a healthy weight.Keepawaterbottle inyourbagoratyourdesk tosatisfyyour thirst throughout the day. 4. Be Active Whenever You Can. Set a goal to fit in at least 2½ hours of moderate physical activity in your week.Beingactive10minutesata timealsoadds toyourweekly total.Ask your friendsor family tokeepyoucompanyasyoubike, jog,walk,ordance. Don’t forget to do some muscle strengthening activities twice a week. 5. Enjoy Your Food but Eat Less. Use a smaller plate for meals to help control the amount of food and calories you eat. FEEL BETTER BY EATING BETTER

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Relieve Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing neck pain.. CERVICAL RETRACTION (TOWEL) Stand with your back against a wall. Position a rolled-up towel behind your neck. Tuck your chin like you are nodding ‘yes.’ Slowly, draw your chin in closer to the back of your throat. Repeat 3 times. Decreases Neck Pain

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