Avoid Future Pain

Exercise regularly to strengthen your neck muscles. (1:6) (3:2a)

Be aware of your posture, and make sure you always stand and sit up straight. Sit facing forward on a chair with your lower back supported. Adjust your computer screen to eye level. (4:4, 5)

If you work at a computer, take regular breaks to stretch your neck. (4:3)

Sleeping in a comfortable position on a firm mattress is recommended. Pillows under the waist and head can be used for support by people who sleep on their side and on a pillow under the knees can be used by those who sleep on their backs. Pillows under the head should not force the neck not to bend too much.