This posture puts significant forces on the neck often resulting in strains of the neck muscles and sprains of the ligaments.
Posture is one of the many non-traumatic ways of developing neck pain.
Sports, motor vehicle accidents and poor sleeping positions are also common ways to develop neck injuries or pain.
Other less traumatic actions include:
- moving heavy objects
- All these common activities can trigger neck pain.
Most generally, sprains and strains are not the effects of any single event but rather from reoccurred overloading.
Tendons and ligaments ordinarily maintain their shape when dealing with small isolated stressors, but constant challenges and stressors to the muscles lead to injury in much the same way that continually bending a piece of copper wire will lead it to break. Examples of these less acute types of cervical sprain/strain injuries include bad posture, poor workstations, repetitive movements, prolonged overhead activity, sedentary lifestyles, improper sleep positions, poor bra support and obesity.
Neck Pain Explained
In this course we will discuss multiple topics regarding common presentations of neck pain, including when to seek a medical opinion, how to self-manage your symptoms at home, how to work at a desk safely, and some ergonomic tips to set up your home office or workspace.