If there is a topic you would like to see covered
or don't see on the main site www.secretsofmassage.com
let us know and we will do our best to research it
and post it here!
Enjoy "The Blog About Massage"!
Here is an article for anyone suffering from neck,
back and shoulder pain:
Beating Your Neck, Back and Shoulder Pain
by: Dr. Joseph J. Berke, M.D., Ph.D.
Suffering from neck, back and shoulder pain?
If you are, you're in good company. Millions of
people wake up every morning and endure every day
experiencing pain in their necks, backs and shoulders.
While neck, back and shoulder pain used to be thought
of as conditions affecting only adults, due to more
parents scheduling routine doctors visits for their
kids, it's becoming increasingly apparent that
children and teenagers are also suffering from the symptoms.
So if it's not age that causes this severe
discomfort, what is it?
Believe it or not, the culprit may be your sleep
habits and the position you sleep in.
Each and everyday, you are putting stress on your spine,
which directly impacts the tension in your neck,
shoulders and back.
Even simple, everyday tasks like sitting at a desk,
driving, and bending over can contribute to wear on these
sensitive parts of your body. Your sleep time is
supposed to be the time of day when these areas of
your body are allowed to relax and regenerate.
However, if your neck isn?t properly supported while
you're sleeping, your body doesn?t have a chance to
recover from the stress it endured throughout the day.
Improper neck support while sleeping can cause
increasingly severe neck, back and shoulder pain over
the years, to a point where it becomes unbearable.
Neck, back and shoulder pain can actually begin a
vicious cycle. You?re in pain, so you can?t sleep,
but you need to sleep (and sleep right), to be able
to get rid of the pain.
A continuous lack of sleep can even lead to further
problems like depression, chronic fatigue, and believe
it or not, even weight gain has been linked to a severe
lack of proper sleep.
Fortunately, scientists and health professionals take
the causes of neck, back and shoulder pain seriously,
and have consistently worked towards finding methods
and remedies that will alleviate the wretched symptoms.
The first step towards eliminating the discomfort of
these symptoms is to correct your sleep habits, and
the most important part of this step is to get a pillow
that properly supports your neck.
Try to find one that is made to be tailored to the
position you sleep in, as not all pillows are created equal.
Memory foam pillows have been increasing in popularity,
and rightfully so. They?ve actually been quite beneficial
in relieving neck, back and shoulder pain for a number of
people who have been enduring it for years.
Massage, yoga, and proper exercise are also methods that
have been found to reduce pain in these regions of the body.
By incorporating small change like these into your lifestyle,
you should have no problem overcoming your ailments.
If a quality visco-elastic pillow doesn?t solve your neck,
back and shoulder pain, you might want to schedule an
appointment with your doctor as your pain may be a symptom
of a more severe underlying condition.
Pain is something that affects your entire being, and
remedying it quickly is vitally important to your
quality of life.
About The Author
Dr. Joseph J. Berke, M.D., Ph.D.
Discover how sleeping on The Better Sleep Pillow can
change your life.
Dr. Joseph J. Berke is an author and inventor dedicated
to helping people get a better night's rest.