Post 4When you experience neck pain, it is easy to jump right into treatment plans consisting of medication, injections, and even surgery. But before considering any of those options, you should first discuss exercise with your doctor. Here are some of the benefits of exercise, as it pertains to neck pain treatment:

  • Completely Natural. When you introduce gentle exercises or light stretches into your daily routine, you can rest assured you are choosing a natural alternative. The human body is designed for movement, and exercise capitalizes on this.
  • Pain Relief. Targeted stretches and exercises are able to reduce inflammation and increase mobility in tender, tight areas. Additionally, exercise releases endorphins in the body. These endorphins are pain blocking chemicals designed to specifically help the body cope with pain.
  • Risk-Free. As long as your doctor has given you the green light to proceed with exercise, you aren’t adding any significant risk to your existing condition. Unlike medication and surgery, which introduce foreign substances and conditions into your body, exercise is completely natural.
  • Quick Recovery. Outside of minimal soreness and tenderness, there is essentially no recovery time associated with light exercise. This is another benefit of choosing exercise over more invasive options.

If you aren’t including exercise in your treatment plan for neck pain, consider these benefits and give it a shot today!