Strength-training and cardio exercise are both helpful. “They increase blood flow, and helps one build their core muscles, which support the spine. And that reduces pressure,” Fay says. Start slow and see a pro if one is not sure what exercises to do. Physical therapy is another option. A therapist can show different exercises that may help them move better and relieve pain. Over-the-counter medicines like acetaminophen and ibuprofen may also help, although one shouldn’t use them for more than a few days without the doctor’s OK.
- Lots of headaches are caused by tension in the neck muscles. Nodding eases muscle tightness and so soothes a headache too.
- Snoring happens when the soft tissues and muscles of our upper airways vibrate when they’re floppy. So tightening these muscles should result in less snoring.
- Try pushing the tip of the tongue against the roof of the mouth behind the front teeth and then sliding it backwards.
“Special yoga breathing, or Pranayama, can help to relieve stress and soothe ear and neck pain says yoga expert Cheryl MacDonald from yogabellies.co.uk.”