Eliminate Neck Pain
And Keep it from Coming Back.
Why you haven’t fixed your neck pain by adjusting your work station.
And why you’re not doomed to have neck pain forever, just because you spend a lot of time at a desk.
Having persistent neck pain while you’re working at the computer definitely makes it harder to find joy in doing your work.
Neck pain, you usually don’t notice it until it’s already become a nag on your attention that you hadn’t identified. It’s distracting and draining. You keep trying to stretch your shoulders and roll your head around, trying to shake off that feeling, sometimes with out knowing that that’s what you’re trying to do. There’s a tightness or an ache that starts near the top of shoulder, and seems to grow and stretch down your arm (the mouse hand side) and up into the base of your skull.
You get more irritable as the day goes on, and maybe don’t realize how much of that irritability is coming from the discomfort in your body.
And it can spill over into your non-work day, making it hard to find a comfortable place for your head on the pillow at night.
Persistent neck pain; it’s distracting, it’s demoralizing, it can make our temper somewhat short when our loved one brings us a cuppa tea or asks about our day…or says something slightly less thoughtful.
You’ve probably already adjusted your work station, maybe buying a new chair or a standing desk.
You’ve thought about your posture and try not to crane your head forward while you’re working.
You’ve doubtless already tried different things to fix the problem, and you likely find that Chiropractic and Massage give you some relief.
But, unfortunately, it always comes back again, and you might be feeling tempted to accept that pain is the necessary cost of doing your work.
It doesn’t have to be that way.
I’ve learned in my 15 years working as a manual therapist that the two most powerful tools for healing, are self directed loving kindness and the willingness to explore.
These do far more good than putting pressure on muscle tissue.
Because there’s nothing unfixable in your neck.
In fact, I reject the idea that any part of you actually needs any fixing. It just needs to be explored with gentleness. And with gentleness, over time, to expand your capacity and expand your resilience. So that you can do more with less effort and less discomfort.
Which is why, in the work I do, I focus not only on increasing the resilience of the living fibers that the body is made of, but also on using play, rest, the capacity to feel our own sensations and the mindset we bring with us to our work.
The body is the playground, and the lever with which we can reposition the rest of ourselves.
And a proven strength training protocol is the tool to develop our senses and our relationship with our body.
What I’m talking about is Strength Training for Neck Pain.
That might seem a bit counter intuitive to you. Because sometimes when we hurt we think we should be doing less instead of more, but that’s not so. There are so many reasons why contracting and relaxing muscles and adding resilience to tissues through increasing load slowly, over time is better than lying about in bed.
Who is this Support for?
This is for people who, whether they like it or not, often find themselves sitting at their computer most of the day.
It’s for the type of pain that gets worse the more time you spend at your desk, and gets better when you’re on vacation. You probably feel it at other times too, like when you’re reading.
It’s for people who have not had a recent traumatic injury, but rather have a persistent pain around the top of their shoulder or base or side of their neck.
Here’s what it looks like:
4 months of support
For the most benefit the exercises should be kept up for 4 months, though much of the relief will be felt early on.
5 simple exercises.
They will take 20 minutes or less per session and can be done right in your office with minimal equipment.
1 on 1 assessment.
We’ll get you set up with the right amount of intensity for your starting point, and help you feel the exercise working in the right place.
Group Q and A sessions.
To support you as questions come up about how much to challenge your system and what it should feel like, so that you can progress without worry.
You’ll get a video for each exercise to help remind and guide you in setting it up in the way that works best for you.
(Say why this is going to work)
This is based on a series of studies done in Denmark with hundreds of office workers and was shown to be very effective.
There are just 5 simple exercises that can be done in your office and will take about 20 minutes, 3 times per week.
(Include testimonials or case studies about how this has worked for someone else.)
(When does it start?)
(How do they know if will work for them? There will be an intake quiz to make sure that it’s the right fit. If its the wrong fit can I give them a next step?)
The five exercises we’ll be working on are the:
- Front Raise
- Lateral Raise
- Reverse Fly
- 1 Arm Row
You’ll need to do all of these with an increasing amount
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A Note on Decision Making.
If you feel like you need time to think about it or talk about it with someone. That’s no problem. I encourage you to do that so you can feel more solid when you do make you’re decision.
But if you feel like this is right for you and you feel that this is important, I really encourage you to make the decision right now and start. If you wait for some absolutely perfect time it’ll probably never happen.
If you feel like this is what you need, but you’re not quite sure, please ask me. I’ll help you get the clarity you need…whether it’s Yes or No.