Neck and Shoulder Pain
With the modern work culture and the widespread use of technology, more than a third of our daily lives is spent staring at the screen of a computer or mobile phone. Often fixed in a slumped posture, our shoulder and neck muscles tighten, increasing the burden on our cervical spines, accelerating the effects of degeneration, and eventually making the pain difficult to treat. Inflammation of the fascia around the neck and shoulder can cause headaches, tinnitus, numbness, and other symptoms, affecting quality of life. Whether it is acute pain like neck stiffness or chronic discomfort that compels people to constantly seek relief from massages, neck and shoulder pain is typically not the result of a single cause, but a combination of multiple causes. Patients often report changing multiple pillows, mattresses, and computer monitors, but all to no avail, as the pain continues to return. Rehabilitation for neck and shoulder pain includes modality-based therapy, kinesiological taping, manual therapy, and/or exercise training, and typically requires a multi-faceted approach to help relieve neck and shoulder pain once and for all.