Muscular pain in neck and shoulders

Muscular pain in neck and shoulders

Common among e.g. office workers, industrial workers and hairdressers where one-sided static working movements are being performed. It is also common in precision sports e.g. shooting.

 

Symptoms

– Pain, soreness and aches in neck and shoulders.
– Stiffness when moving your head.
– Head ache may occur.

 

Possible causes

Weak and/or short muscles in neck and shoulders. Poor posture / working position.
Reduced ROM in the thoracic spine.
Stress, anxiety.

 

Treatment

Avoid static working movement.
Repeat micro pauses during the day. Adjust working place and equipment.
Train weak muscles, stretch tight muscles.
ROM training for the thoracic spine.
Correction of posture.



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