Habits what a great place to start. We all live very busy lives and often the trade-off for that is not taking care of ourselves. Around 80% of people experience neck pain in their life time. Neck pain can be a trigger for things such as headaches and cause numbness or tingling in the arms and even certain fingers can become numb. Having a sore neck and everything that goes with that can indeed make life challenging as the neck is a part of the body we are constantly moving.
At Motion Aid we are continuously treating helping and advising on the best ways to stay pain-free. The first thing is to be aware when you’re sitting in a compromised position for long periods of time. Keeping a bad posture for long periods of time is the point when structures of the body start to become irritated and sore. The body is very good at compensating for other structural issues, this is when a small problem can develop into something much bigger.
- Pillow quality and position is very important for the neck. Sleeping in a position that causes your body to compensate over time that compensations can turn into pain.
- The standard electronic devise posture, Computer, smart phone, gaming console. If a postural issue is prominent from a young age and parents don’t pay attention to it then as the child grow’s their bones will have formed in such a way that they will potentially have musculoskeletal issues as they move into adult hood
- Most results of a stiff neck would aim towards bad posture unless of course there has been trauma to the area from an accident. Awareness is the key here.
- Driving the car be aware of your seat position, lots of people have the back of the seat to far back which means they have to lean forwards away from the support of the seat to reach the steering wheel. This is a sure way to develop a bad neck as you will be stretching all the ligaments and muscles that are designed to keep the head upright.
- Being aware of just some of our habits can help move our body into a better pain-free position.
What to expect from a typical session with me;
- What Do I wear? For your treatment, normal attire is short’s and T-shirt/vest top.
- What will happen? A full history of you and your current issue will be taken.
- How will I be assessed? A postural assessment will be conducted to discover range of movement and restrictions.
- What will I need to do in the treatment? Treatments are active and passive which will involve the client to be actively involved in the session.
- Will there be more assessments? There will be continued assessments as we go through to see what has changed and what still needs work and adjustment.
- What happens at the end of the session? A recheck of the initial problem and discussion about future care, exercise’s may be prescribed to help with rehabilitation and speed up the recovery between treatments.