NECK PAIN/STIFF NECK
Stiff neck syndrome is life changing. It is difficult to turn your head in your car, to safely see traffic behind you. There is generally one muscle that restricts rotation of the head. That makes our job easier. The levator scapula muscle is the muscle that turns our head from side to side. It attaches to four of our cervical vertebrae, which is why when in spasm it pulls the vertebrae closer together. Then nerved get involved. When it is not working properly we are acutely aware of it's non performance. Hence, wow! THIS REALLY HURTS!
So.....we don't . Turn our heads, that is. Hurts too much. By restricting the motion we actually make it worse. It is a terrible pain in the neck! Is there a relationship between our feelings and our muscles? Could our muscular tension be, in part, due to our relationships, and how we are responding to them?
ICE - ICE - ICE
TURN YOU HEAD AWAY FROM THE PAIN SIDE WITH YOUR HAND
DO THIS WHILE LYING DOWN, RELAX NECK, DON''T MOVE HEAD
DON'T TIP YOUR HEAD BACKWARD INTO PAIN!!
HE'S SUCH A PAIN IN THE NECK!
Neck and upper back pain are common complaints among the masses. I don't think this is anything new. But....because of our modern day behaviors such as sitting at a computer all day, our bodies are rebelling. Your noggin weighs in between 9 and 13 pounds. It wants to rest on a stable platform, yet you force it out in front of the rest of you, most of the time. Guess where the muscles are that hold it there, uh huh, right where you hurt. Weird huh?
HOW TO GET SOME RELIEF:
LAY BACKWARDS OVER A YOGA BALL, BELLY BUTTON UP, KNUCKLES ON THE FLOOR
STRETCH CHEST MUSCLES AND STOMACH MUSCLES