Post # 1
Seems like Im always having head and neck pain, as well as pain in my upper back. Its making me tired all the time and makes its really hard for me to sit comfortably. I just can’t stand it anymore. Any suggestions?!
Post # 4
What the hell is it? Lol. Im tired of popping Advil.
Post # 5
i get the same thing–i think it’s from tension/stress! i’m about to get a new ergonomic-ly awesome desk chair that i’m hoping will help me sit more comfortable and ease the tension when i’m at my computer. i’m also anticipating it’ll get better when i get past a bunch of upcoming deadlines….stretching/yoga/excercise in general usually helps me too. excedrin also makes a pain relied medicine specifically for tension headheaches
Post # 6
Stress and/or bad posture. Make an appt with your physical therapist to help. I go to a PT instead of chiro because PT will work w/ the soft tissues.
Since I’ve had an injury, I go every year for about 6 months. Its wonderful.
Post # 8
What everyone else has said. I get it too – just to the side of my shoulder blade and up my neck. I used to see a chiro but switched to a massage therapist instead (really seems to work on the soft tissue as squeak35 said). Those muscles are tight and bound and they need to be worked through to release.
Post # 9
OH OH…. I know stretches for this!!!!!! (I’m recovering from a whiplash injury that affects my neck shoulders and upper back between my shoulder blades)
Things that help:
Take Advil or other ibuprofen from a medical standpoint…. I was prescribed 800mg 3x a day for inflammation…. NOT PAIN… it’s to heal it!… You might try taking 600mg 3x a day too =)
Turn your head to the Left (look left over your left shoulder) hold for 30s & apply over-pressure with hand if tolerable… do for Right side too… do 2-3 per day.
Side bend head (drop ear to shoulder) You can very this when stretching by looking up & then looking down and even turning your chin up toward the ceiling some… This is great for muslce that come through the front of your neck.
Chin Tucks…. just like they sound…. kinda “push” your chin back.
Shoulder shrugs…. pretty simple 😉
Look down and away… tuck you chin to your chest and then bring it toward the Left or Right (almost like you’re trying to touch your shoulder) This will give a great strech through your shoulder down toward your arm
For the middle back strech sit down… bear hug yourself… and slowly turn Left to Right. This helped with pain I was getting through my scapula.!
Hope those help some =)
Post # 10
Just wanted to add, do NOT take advil or any other pain medication before getting a massage. Because it dulls your pain, the therapist could unintentionally work too deep without you knowing it.
Post # 11
Bikram’s yoga. That ish is seriously magical. It fixed my knees and ankles, and it’s great for neck and back pain.
Post # 12
@Miss Apricot To add about the massage… drink TONS of water afterward!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and DON’T FORGET TOO EITHER!!!!!!!! During a massage all the toxins in your muslces are “squeezed out”… if you don’t flush them out then you end up hurting more than you started…..