THE ACHES AND PAINS OF WINTER - NECKS, UPPER BACK
As winter is in full swing we are seeing a number of people come into the practice with typical winter aches and pains in particular neck and upper back pain.
So why is that? Throughout the year we take part in many activities that can put a lot of stress on shoulders and necks such as lifting heavy objects, sitting poorly at the computer, watching TV and driving, mental stress just to name a few.
However, during the winter months when we indulge in the same activities, we instinctively hunch over to keep our bodies warm. This can lead to muscle tightness at the front of the shoulders and the back of the neck. There is also a relationship between arthritis and colder weather with increasing pain in arthritic joints as the temperatures lower.
Have a look at the short video where I show you a couple of exercises to help a painful neck, shoulders, and the upper back.
Our latest blog talked about shoulders – so have a look at this to get some help if you have painful shoulders.