We’ve noticed a trend in all of our most recent blogs; we keep urging you to remain active and add some workouts to your daily routine. While that’s easy for us to say, sometimes it’s hard for those of you suffering from back pain to know which exercises are safe for you to perform.
The holiday season can be one of the most stressful times of the year. Not only are you juggling your normal responsibilities (work, housework, chauffeuring the kids around), but also all of the responsibilities that come with the holidays (extra baking, more cleaning, gift shopping).
And those added responsibilities are often accompanied by more stress.
We’ve all heard that heavy backpacks can cause serious health problems, but did you know heavy purses can, too? Sure, you may have noticed that after a couple hours of shopping, your purse seems to weigh three times what it did at the beginning of the trip.
You probably shrugged it off,
Typically, a stiff neck is characterized by soreness and difficulty moving the neck, especially when trying to turn the head to the side. As if a stiff neck isn’t already just the worst, it may be accompanied by headache, neck pain, shoulder and/or arm pain and cause the individual to turn their entire body when trying to look sideways or backwards as opposed to just the neck
Stiff Neck Symptoms
Stiff neck symptoms can last anywhere from a couple of days to a week and pain can range from annoyingly mild to extremely painful and limiting.
Pain and numbness going down the arm or leg or the feeling of a loss of grip can be the result of injury, disease, or degeneration in the cervical spine. If you are suffering from pain and discomfort it can be helpful to understand the anatomy of the cervical spine.
The following is an excerpt from a Spine-Health.com article that explains the anatomy of the cervical spine:
For sufferers of low back or neck pain, yoga may be one of the best medicines that can be prescribed. Studies show that people who practice yoga twice a week for 8 weeks make significant gains in strength, flexibility, and endurance.