Q How many bones are there in the human neck?
A 7, surprisingly the same number of bones as a giraffe’s neck!
Q What is “Wry Neck”?
A Wry neck is a condition where your neck becomes stiff and painful and turning your head to one side can produce acute pain. It can be brought on by a sudden movement, sleeping in an awkward position, or even a viral infection.
Q Why do office workers suffer from neck pain?
A Bad postural habits and sitting in the same position for long hours create stress not only on the neck but the back, shoulders, arms and legs too. It’s important to be aware of how you sit at your desk and to make sure that you get up and stretch regularly throughout the day. A good ergonomic chair can also make a big difference.
Q What kind of pillow is best for my neck?
A contoured memory foam pillow can help if you suffer from neck pain as it moulds to the shape of your head and shoulders giving you customised support. Make sure that both your head and neck supported on your pillow, often people rest only their head on the pillow which causes strain on the neck.
Q Is neck pain causing my headaches?
A Headaches can often be attributed to tension in other parts of the body. For example when we’re stressed we tend to tense the muscles in our shoulders, upper back and neck. This pressure often leads to headaches.
Poor posture can also cause pinching and tension in the structures of the neck triggering painful headaches.