EXTREME PAIN RELIEF FOR THE EXTREME ATHLETE

Neck Pain

Causes, Symptoms & Prevention Tips

So your neck is aching and you’ve had enough! We hear ya’. Here’s some useful info and tips to help you shake off the neck pain and get back to your workouts and parallel parking prowess.

COMMON CAUSES:

  • Overexertion
  • Muscle strains
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Repetitive motion
  • Poor sleeping positions and an old, worn-out mattress
  • Stress and muscle tension

COMMON SYMPTOMS:

  • Tightness in shoulders
  • Soreness and difficulty moving your neck or turning your head
  • Headaches
  • Neck, shoulder and/or upper arm pain

PREVENTING PAIN:

  • Maintain a strong and balanced posture
  • Support your lower back when sitting
  • Take short breaks from sitting to stretch
  • Use a pillow that keeps your neck straight when sleeping
  • Warm up before working out
  • Practice relaxation exercises