Chronic Neck Pain can be one of those things that can impact your life on a daily basis. It may affect your ability to work, your ability to relax and do simple things around the house. Many patients often look for alternative treatment solutions that don't involve medications. One study this year looked at the relaxing sport of tai chi (if one can call it a sport). Perhaps more of a stretching routine ! According to a recent study, tai chi can help to relieve chronic neck pain. Researchers studied a group of participants who completed tai chi exercises for neck pain relief to a control group that did not receive any treatment. The study also compared to see if tai chi would be more beneficial than traditional neck exercises.
There were 114 neck pain sufferers in this study that lasted for 3 months. Co-author Peter M. Wayne explained, “The study results showed that 12 weeks of tai chi was more effective than no treatment to improve pain, disability, quality of life, and postural control in persons with chronic neck pain.”
Tai chi can be done by anyone because it a low impact type of exercise and can help focus and clear the mind. Specifically, it focuses on specific movements tied with breathing techniques, aiming to improve mobility, flexibility, and reduce pain. This makes it a great option for someone looking to find a solution for chronic neck pain relief.
Source: Chronic neck pain can be relieved with tai chi: Study
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