Stress, poor posture, excessive computer use (or other hand held tools) can all lead to neck and shoulder problems.
Because the muscles get tired, the joints freeze and the general balance in this area is affected. The body adapts as best it can but unless we take note and change that which is causing the problem and get the body released, such problems can lead to the following:
- chronic pain
- loss of strength in hands
- reduced range of movement
- breathing difficulties
Sarah Maie’s ’s story:
Sarah came to see me in intense pain: she was completely immobile in her higher back, neck, shoulders and head areas and had very limited movement in her arms. This had occurred 6 times over 4 years, and the episodes were getting worse. She couldn’t get comfortable in bed because she was getting sudden twinges in her neck – simple movements were causing her intense pain, such that she couldn’t even enjoy her regular pass time of completing jig saw puzzles with her mum!. It was her mother who drove her because Sarah couldn’t move her head adequately to see over her shoulders and drive safely.
In her past life, she had used the computer for long periods of time, sitting at an angle and twisting her body. She claimed she knew this was bad but couldn’t change the position of the computer due to space restrictions.
So we put some simple strategies in place and I am confident Sarah will be able to carry out her work pain free so long as she prepares for it and ensures she has some bodywork treatment regularly to redress the balance in her body……