Before you begin any type of shoulder and neck pain exercises, it’s important to decide what is actually causing your pain. Does it sometimes feel as if your head is just too heavy for your neck? Sometimes, neck pain can be severe and can limit mobility, which can cause problems when it comes to driving, sitting, sleeping and, almost every part of your life. Other times, while neck pain may not be severe, your aching neck can be causing you to suffer from headaches and shoulder pain. If these symptoms affect you and your life, then you may like to try some shoulder and neck pain exercises
When you are suffering neck pain, your natural reaction is to rest and do as little as possible. If the pain is a result of a serious condition, your Dr would prescribe rest as activity could aggravate the existing damage. It is understandably very hard to incorporate any exercise into your day when you are experiencing chronic pain. You must, as soon as you can, introduce an exercise regime into your day. Inactivity for a long period of time can be extremely damaging to your general wellbeing. If you don’t use your muscle it becomes weak and prone to injury. If you suffer from arthritis, a common cause of neck pain, you need to keep as mobile as possible.
Motion is perhaps the most natural and effective form of medicine. Our bodies are designed to be active. When sitting, we use a number of muscles to hold ourselves upright; when done properly, we get a low-grade workout in any position. Movement serves a variety of purposes. It keeps fresh blood flowing to our muscles, flushing out waste products and supplying oxygen to be converted to energy. Movement allows our muscles to stretch, maintaining the elasticity of muscles. The final rehabilitative component of movement is that it helps to keep muscles toned. Strong muscles support structures around them, such as the spine.