Do you suffer from neck pain and do not know what to do about it?
Have you already tried things, but so far without success? Does your pain keep recurring?
You don’t understand this and may wonder: “Why me?” You just want to know why your neck hurts and what you can do about it!
I want to try to shed some light on the problem and assist you with self-help.
On this page I will explain what causes may underlie a painful neck and show you exercises that really help!
There are ways and means.
Believe me, there are very often ways and means to help yourself, and it may be easier than you think.
Perhaps your search has been unsuccessful so far, and you have a hard time imagining how this site can help you.
Let me encourage you to stick around and give me a few minutes of your time. You will definitely learn something new!
Tension often plays a central role when it comes to neck pain, and you can get rid of this tension on your own by doing a self-massage.
Maybe you have never heard of this before, and it might seem a bit strange to massage yourself, but thousands of people have already been helped by it.
If you don’t have much time and want to convince yourself of the effect of such massages right away, then click on exercises in the content list and skip the rest of this page.
There are articles that will help you get rid of shoulder and neck tension or a stiff neck.
Neck pain can have many causes, however, in less than 1% of all cases it is caused by serious illnesses.
A visit to the doctor cannot hurt.
And, it is recommended to see one -especially if the pain is very intense and spreads down your arm, extends along your entire spine, or is accompanied by fever and a headache.
Below I have listed common causes and triggers for pain in the neck, and divided them according to orthopaedic degenerative, psychological and “everyday” causes.
Muscles are the main trigger for neck pain, or at least contribute massively to it. The reason for this is that they respond to numerous stimuli and contract accordingly.
In this case, it means that not only can they trigger pain, but they also respond to it, usually by contracting more.
After reading this chapter you will understand the important role your muscles play.
You will understand why relaxing the muscles can also alleviate pain although structural issues such as osteoarthritis are either blamed, or actually are the cause.
Note: Muscles are usually the trigger for the pain, but rarely are they the cause. The cause lies in that which overloads your muscles!