Medical Disclaimer: No claims are made for cures of any type within the following blog post. Check with your physician before following any regimen for back pain or any other medical issues you may be facing.
According to the American Chiropractic Association (ACA), back pain is more than a moderate problem with more than 31 million Americans experiencing pain in their lower backs at any given point in time. Half of all Americans who work admit to having symptoms of back pain every year, the ACA further reports.
Neck pain, also called cervical pain, is a part of everyday life for millions of Americans. “About two thirds of the population have neck pain at some time in their lives”, reports the British Medical Journal. Although neck pain can occur at any time in a person’s life, the middle age years is when it is most prominent. While some cases of neck pain (possibly as a result of injury) can be acute and subside after a few days or weeks, other cases are more chronic and can linger throughout a person’s life.
Sleep is such a rare commodity these days that no one wants to deal with a painful neck after getting those oh-so-precious z’s. However, if you wake with neck pain, you’re not alone.
“Sleeping wrong” is one of the most common causes of neck pain upon waking in the morning, according to the National Institutes of Health. Thankfully, in many cases, there are simple fixes to the problem. Some of them are easier to implement than others. If you’re experiencing neck pain after sleeping, these are some of the things you’ll want to try to eliminate your personal pain in the neck.