4 Things We Do Every Day That Cause Neck/Shoulder Pain …(And How To Ease It Quick!)
Let's play a quiz that might help you live with less Neck/Shoulder pain.
(And if you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions… read on!)
- When you sleep at night, do you find yourself sleeping on your stomach? Or with more than one pillow in a twisted position?
- Do you spend most of your time bending your neck forward, while reading, using Laptop etc.?
- Do you carry your heavy bag on one shoulder?
- Do you experience any Pain/Tingling in Shoulders while moving your neck?
Chances are good that you answered YES to at least one of the above questions.
The reason I know this is because for years, the vast majority of the clients that I help with their neck and shoulder pain tell me about these Four things.
The Bag You Carry
There really are two issues here. One is how heavy is it? Secondly, most people get used to only carrying on one side, which can lead to a change in posture and uneven muscle tension which causes Muscle Imbalance. (HINT: Try switching sides every 10-15 minutes. Expect it to feel a little funny at first, but you can learn a new trick right? And it will give your body a much-needed break.
How You Hold Your Phone
Constantly Watching Your Phone is a habit – not saying it’s good or bad! But, the real issue is using your phone, is HOW you Use it! Even though you might think it’s comfortable and relaxing…. the truth is, there could be a problem waiting for you! If you’re holding the phone keeping your Neck bend for longer period of time; this it can be strenuous for your neck and head. A lot of people make the same mistake — they don’t realize that the position they have it in, can actually affect their body and health.
How You Sleep
Another daily habit that often brings on pain is the way we sleep. How can you tell if it’s the culprit? Well, if you wake with pain, then a first suspect may be that your chosen position to catch some Sleep is not optimal. You may try side sleeping, putting a smallish pillow from underarm down to your hip to take the pressure off your shoulder and neck. If you are a back sleeper, you may try to take that extra pillow out from behind your head so it is more in line with your body. The bottom line is to play with your sleep posture to see if you can make it better.
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I hope this has been helpful to you.
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