Neck pain usually involves the muscles of the neck. A spasm or strain can be the cause of pain. Here are some activities that can influence neck pain:
- Forward head posture: Holding your head in a forward position while watching TV, reading, working, or using your computer
- Sleeping posture: Sleeping on a pillow that is too flat or too high as well As one that doesn’t support your head. Also, lying on your stomach with your neck twisted in an odd position.
- Spending long periods of time in the “Thinker’s Pose”
- Stress: Increased muscle tone in the muscles of the trapezius muscle (The muscles that runs from the back of the head across the back of the shoulders)
- Work or exercises that uses your arms or upper body.
Paying attention to your posture during activities can help reduce neck pain.
I’m Steve Taylor, Physical Therapist, of Southern Physical and Occupational Therapy Services
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