First of all, unless you sustained an injury or your head was bent in an awkward position for several hours, such as sleeping with head drooped down with your head turned you most likely can successfully get out of pain without resorting to pain pills or costly injections.
Most of the time, muscles in your neck have been twisted by not being in a neutral position and therefore, causing your vertebrae in your neck to be distorted putting pressure on nerves that are causing your pain.
What Should I Not Do If I Have Neck Pain?
The most common position that will keep you from getting over your neck pain is sitting.
Most people think that the pain in their neck is coming from that area. Not so. If you were to take a side photo of you sitting, you would almost always see a slouched rounded mid back and your head sticking forward way past your shoulders.
There is no way you will be able to maintain a proper and balanced head and neck alignment in this position.
What Should I Do Then If I Need to Work Sitting Down?
My suggestion is for you to sit on the edge of the chair with both feet on the floor about hip-width apart. You will almost immediately notice that your posture is improved, and you are sitting up taller. You will still eventually get fatigued from being in this position, and this is an indication that you need to move and get up. No amount of continuing to sit and squirmed trying to get comfortable will work. You must get up even if it’s only for 30 seconds. There are some very simple, short, but effective things you can do during this time, and I will be telling you what they are in my next blog.
Until then sit on the edge of your chair and when you get tired or notice your posture decline get up and move around.