What causes neck and shoulder pain?
Lifestyle of the typical human being has become so sedentary, it is leading to many aches and pains which were unheard of 10 years ago. The most common one is pain over the neck and shoulders.
One major cause of these pains is the shoulder being rounded and the head being in a forward position- this is typically seen in people using technology such as PCs, laptops, mobile phones and tablets. Spending long hours in the car driving can also lead to the same problems- being in a cramped space that does not allow freedom to move and stretch encourages a hunched posture. The incorrect sleeping posture, mattress and pillow are also contributing factors.
These postures can all lead to intense pain, numbness in arms and neck, difficulty in breathing and permanent changes to your posture in the long run.
There are simple exercises that can be used to treat this, this can be easily taught by your physiotherapist at Physio Savvy.
But changes you make in your lifestyle are also important and need to be done NOW! Have a look at our other articles for tips on posture, use of computers and even the ideal way to sleep.
Do not wait for another day or even week and come down now to your local Physio Savvy branch to make a commitment to change your life for the better.