Muscular pain in Neck & Shoulders

 

Muscular pain in neck and shoulders is 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.

POSSIBLE CAUSES

  • Weak and/or short muscles in neck and shoulders
  • Poor posture / working position
  • Reduced range of motion (ROM) in the thoracic spine
  • Stress, anxiety

SYMPTOMS

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

TREATMENT

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

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