The neck is particularly prone to developing pain and can have many causes, including:
- When walking or running, the eyes always want to look ahead and in the direction you are heading towards. If there’s a twist in your ribcage, then your head will not follow your ribcage, but the direction of your feet. This causes a twist in opposite directions, thus leading to compression and pain.
- If any of the muscles that attach to the neck bones become tight, they can pull the joints out of line. This could be due to a number of causes such as an old injury or asthma, as you use your upper shoulder muscles to help you breathe.
Treatment of neck pain often involves realigning the neck and neighbouring body segments, this will usually restore normal movement and often take away the pain immediately.
If you suffer from recurrent neck problems, then a posturology assessment followed by movement therapies, will help to prevent recurrence.