You may have heard my moany moans about neck/back pain on Twitter, and if not – here you go: I loathe (yes, absolutely loath) my back, especially the upper part of it. Not every day. Just on some days. On the days when it gets all strangely stiff & starts hurting insanely. And this pain is not your standard I-lifted-something-heavy-n-now-it-hurts pain. It’s a horrendous brain-eating migrainous throwing-up-for-three-days effed-up vertebra pain. After some 15+ years (it developed sometime during my early school years) of such pain, I believe I can say I’ve tried quite a decent number of pain relief remedies (becase it’s my vertebra bein’ all funny & shiz, my doctor says, and there’s nothing we can do about it really). Let me share a few tips that worked for me.
How to relieve back & neck pain
➟ Fresh air & bein’ active
➟ Rest, but no more lie ins until 12
➟ Thermal bags
➟ Mattress & bed
➟ Be brave
💭 I’m no doctor or physiotherapist, these are just things that help me and are based mostly on common sense, personal doctor advice & years of trial and error. Your pain can have a number of causes and therefore the best thing to do is to always look for a specialist!