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How to Get Rid of Neck Pain Caused by Stress

Are you suffering from neck pain due to increased stress? Our pain management doctors can help! Simply call one of our 3 convenient locations today to book a consultation.

How to Get Rid of Neck Pain Caused by Stress

Neck pain can be caused by a number of conditions including injuries, illnesses, and stress. At Ramos Center, we work with each patient on an individual basis to find the source of chronic pain. If you or a loved one is suffering from stress-induced neck pain, we have a variety of treatments that can help you manage your pain and reduce overall stress.

Besides the emotional damage stress can cause, stress also has adverse physical side effects. Stress causes an individual to tense up, which in turn causes the muscles in the neck to shorten and become tight. This can lead to chronic pain, irritability, fatigue, and depression.

At Ramos Center, we have a team of highly-qualified doctors, nurses, therapists, and trainers to help alleviate pain once and for all! Here is a list of stress-reducing techniques one can use to treat stress-induced chronic neck pain.

Stretching

If stretching is done regularly, it can help lower stress levels and relieve muscle tension in the neck. By relieving tension, it will loosen the muscles in the neck and expand its range of motion. Stretching will also help to prevent future muscle damage and keep the spine flexible. If stretching is not done regularly, the muscles will shorten and become tight.

Meditation

As mentioned above, stress can cause the neck muscles to shorten and increase tension. Meditation will help individuals achieve tranquility to relieve current stress as well as prevent stress. In order to relieve current stress, meditation will allow time for self-reflection and prioritize stressors. Meditation is a stress prevention that can help individuals find productive ways to handle their stressors in stressful moments.

Massage

A massage is great for both the mental and physical symptoms of stress. Massages take place in a relaxing and tranquil environment which allows your mind to slow down and unwind from the day-to-day hustle. A massage also has healing properties for muscles that may be tight or torn. Massages have proven to provide pain relief for people suffering from chronic neck pain.

Exercise

Doing regular exercise releases endorphins and natural cannabinoids into the bloodstream, which in turn, gives individuals the feeling of happiness and well-being. Exercise also strengthens muscles, which will help to prevent tightness.

Therapy

Physical therapy and talking can be used to alleviate stress and chronic pain. Seeing a therapist can help individuals who have a hard time rationalizing stressors themselves. A therapist can help individuals rationalize and prioritize their stressors which will help prevent pain. A physical therapist can provide knowledge and support to people suffering from chronic pain. Patients can learn stretches and exercises to help them relieve pain in their neck.

At Ramos Center, we are committed to finding alternative treatments. We welcome all walk-ins and do our best to accommodate the needs of each patient. Come in today to be evaluated for your chronic pain and our team of pain management professionals will offer support and long-term solutions to get rid of pain once and for all.