The pain relieving expert explains: Stiff neck and neck pain. The why and wherefore? Interested? Let’s get started.
Who knows this? Once you make a “wrong” movement with your neck and your neck goes on strike. It becomes hard as a rock and then the pain sets in. General medicine has a few other names for this phenomenon: stiff neck, torticollis, neck stiffness, cervical syndrome or cervical spine syndrome.
The reason for this is usually: functional disorders, wear and tear or genetics. Almost every third adult has it at least once a year. Usually combined with pain in the back of the head, radiating to the shoulders and arms, including numbness in the fingers. So far, so bad, so well known.
Many sufferers of stiff neck (cervical syndrome) expect a differentiated diagnosis and explanation from their doctor. Does that happen? If you want to treat pain effectively and successfully in the long term, you have to understand where the pain comes from. Does that make sense? Here comes my explanation and treatment approach for these complaints: The cause of stiff neck usually lies in overstretched neck muscles as well as matted fasciae in the back, neck and shoulder area due to incorrect posture and overloading. How does this come about?
No varied movement in everyday life. The possible range of movement of the neck and shoulders are consciously or unconsciously reduced to a minimum. Sitting at a desk (the neck moves slightly downwards and upwards, no movement to the left/right), checking the mobile phone every hour (again, only a slight movement from top to bottom), An activity that takes place 99% of the time in front of the body, which leads to an intensification of the negative pull.
As a result of bad posture, incorrect strain and monotonous movements, the muscles in the neck harden up to the head and react painfully to pressure in certain places. Then, in the end, only one drop is missing to make the barrel overflow. An annoyance at a stupid comment or a cold draught.
From then on, a vicious circle begins: Pain leads to incorrect strain and relieving postures, thus making the pain and hardening of the muscles more and more entrenched. In extreme cases, a real blockage develops.
Solution: The quickest way is to talk to an expert who has the goal of leading the client back to independence from a therapist as quickly as possible. A shortcut costs money. The equally effective but time-consuming way is to stretch the shortened structures in the neck, shoulders and arms.
In other words, reactivate the movement angles that have been neglected for years.
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