Take It Easy
If youre like most people, you probably live a busy, hectic life. But if youre living with cervical disc disease and have increased neck pain from injury or muscle pain, its important to temporarily ease back on intense activities. While you are resting, find a comfortable position one that causes you the least amount of neck pain. You can place a rolled up towel or a pillow under your neck to help keep your neck in a neutral position. Resting doesnt mean crawling into bed and remaining perfectly still, however. Staying immobile for more than a day or two actually can be harmful because it can decondition the muscles that support your neck and actually increase neck pain in the long run. While your neck is healing, adjust your activity level to what you can comfortably handle. As you improve, gradually increase your activity level back to normal.