Neck pain as well as other problems in the neck are the cause of many health problems including secondary back pain, headaches and pain between the shoulder blades. One of the most common postural problems is forward head posture. Not only does the neck support your 10-12 pound head, but it must allow for nerve flow to the arms, head, face and the rest of the body. Since we live in a world of computers, video games, iphones and trauma from car accidents, our neck has been forced to adapt to this stress of forward head posture. Because the neck and shoulders have to carry this extra weight all day the muscles in the neck begin to become fatigued and tired causing tight muscles, back pain, burning and fibromyalgia like symptoms. Chronic neck pain is a sign that there is an underlying problem that should be addressed sooner than later.

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