What is neck tension?
Neck tension is the most common neck and shoulder problem in the world among young adults. Neck tension is a condition in which the muscles of the neck and shoulders are tense. Neck tension can occur slowly or suddenly, depending on the situation. This condition can be caused by over-straining or overuse of the neck muscles. However, neck tension can also be caused by sleeping in an uncomfortable position.
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What are the symptoms of neck tension?
Typical symptoms in people with neck tension include:
- Muscle tightness
- Limited range of motion in the neck
Symptoms also include pain from the neck to the shoulders or sometimes even the back of the head, dizziness, and a slight numbness or tingling in the hands. It should be noted that a strong pain radiating from the upper extremities is not a typical symptom of neck tension.
How can I treat a tense neck?
The general treatment of neck tension includes maintaining mobility, improving muscle strength, relaxation exercises, and ergonomic guidance. Temporary relief from neck tension can also be achieved through acupuncture, massage, or pain medication/pain-relieving creams.
Preventive measures should also be taken to address neck tension. This includes checking the ergonomics of your sleeping setup (such as the quality of your pillow and mattress), avoiding prolonged sitting, and reviewing overall ergonomics.
Neck tension can be treated with the David Spine Solution. The treatment for neck tension begins with an examination by a physiotherapist. Depending on the symptoms, we proceed with targeted exercises. The targeted exercises can be tailored to each individual client. In our treatment approach, we utilize both relaxation exercises and training equipment from David Health Solutions, which allow us to specifically target strength and mobility training for the neck in the right problem areas.
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