What causes neck pain?
The cervical spine (the neck) is made up of seven vertebral bones that form the upper part of the spine. In between is an intricate network of discs, ligaments, muscles and nerves - each could contribute to neck pain. Hence, it can have many different causes.
Neck pain is actually the second most common cause for reporting-in sick. Finding neck pain relief isn't easy and many quickly resort to pain medication or physical therapy to ease chronic neck pain.
The most frequently diagnosed causes of (chronic) neck pain are:
Muscle strain caused by over-stretching the neck or poor neck posture
Forward head posture for every inch of forward head posture - 10 pounds of weight is added to your cervical spine
Cervical spondylosis (age related wear) affects more than 85% over the age of 60.
Major injuries like car collisions resulting in whiplash of the neck
Herniated disks or bone spurs in the vertebrae pressing on nerves.
Pinched nerves - or nerve compression caused by herniated disks or spurs in the vertebrae to press on spinal cord nerves.
How to find relief?
Taking a break from activities that may aggravate neck pain usually heals a stiff neck over time.
The Remedy neck massager may give additional relief for your cervical spine.
It works by intelligently modulating low frequency impulses with therapeutic heat and a technology called TENS. Expect to relieve chronic neck pain and enjoy a deep-tissue massage from the comfort of your own home.
The Remedy utilizes transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) which is a non-invasive way to override or block signals from the nerves in the neck that cause neck pain. Hence, the Remedy neck massager may be used to relieve pain caused by fatigue, soreness from overuse, rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, cervical spine degeneration or neck pain caused by disc problems in the cervical spine.
Regulated heat for neck pain relief - in case of chronic neck pain the Remedy neck massager can heat up to reduce muscle stiffness and ease neck muscle soreness