Neck pain, shoulder pain and kneepain is quite a common disease in every ages and genders. This kind of diseases usually has manifestation such as dull pain (or intense pain) in your neck and slowly turn to your nape, ears, Yang white (acupuncture point) or your shoulder, it may cause muscle cramp. The disease develops when you do multiple activities and decreases when you are rested.
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Neck pain, shoulder pain or kneepain are caused by unappropriate sleeping position such as sleeping on a thick pillows or hard object for a long time (several hours). Sleeping while sitting on a bus or constantly lying on couch and watching TV… are the reasons that make you feel the pain on your neck and shoulder. The disease are more likely to happen to middle-aged people because their vascular system decreases its toughness and elasticity.
Besides, the reasons causing pains are injuries from the joints of the cervical spine such as: intervertebral disc injury, posttraumatic, or daily works cause small but frequent injuries (from driving, ceiling painting, working with computer).
The most obvious symptom of cervical spine injury, nerve pinched or ischemic is neck pain. You can feel the pain in your shoulder after waking up in the morning or working for a long time in the office (typing, looking down and reading documents, writing) and for constantly several days, weeks or even months…
Shoulder pain may lead to hand fatigue, hand numbness, you hands are slow to control and you can feel it most obviously when you drive or ride bicycle.
A certain percentage of neck pain without treatment for a long time will causes hemiplegia or even myocardial infarction, bebecause the blood vessels nourishing the heart are pinched for too long.[tmd_list_post id=”234,325″]
The ratio of shoulder pain in people is quite high, mostly, adult with professional causes and old people are easy to have this disease.
In some cases, you can diagnose the reasons of shoulder pain. Sleeping with too thick pillow will cause you pain in your neck, shoulder, numb arms… or harmful sleeping position for a long time. If you can not diagnose the true reasons or maybe it’s from several combined reasons then you should meet a doctor.
In health facilities have good conditions, you can ask doctors to have cervical spine x-ray scanning, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography and electroencephalogram, bone mineral density, blood biochemical tests in case of having heart diseases…
Neck or shoulder pain happens in all ages and it has many reasons. Mechanically reasons are sitting position, working, sleeping, watching TV… Other factors such as sitting in front of cold wind (from fan/ AC), changing weather, hair washing or bathing at night… decrease oxygen prodiving to muscle cells, causing anemia in the body, leading to neck and shoulder pain.
Trying to move your neck or shoulder when you feel the pain like rotating, twisting… is extremely wrong. It only makes the pain worse. The reason is, blood vessels and muscles are pinched for too long, you instantly move and only make the pain last longer.
If you often lie on your side like a shrimp, your body may be in a poor condition and you may feel constantly tired because the operating speed of the circulatory system decreases, the blood circulation and exchange of oxygen in the body decreasing also means your body are easy to be painful when you wake.
Since middle-age stage, blood vessels system decreases its flexibility and elastic so middle-age people often feel the pain in their neck, shoulder or nape… or other factors such as headache, dizziness, somnolence… It has a significant impact on their daily life.
A young person who works in only one sitting position for a long time, e.g answering the phone, writing, working with computer, driving… is also likely to damage their muscles, cervical spine is early deteriorated and that effects on nerves in shoulder and nape. Topical cream, balm… are just for temporary treatment.
With Western medicine, doctors usually give patients topical cream or balm in case of not having blood vessels or nerve damage. Eastern medicine methods are better in treatment in most cases for massages, acupuncture and sauna. Physical therapy has high efficiency. Patients can massage themselves in doctor’s manual in the pain area for minor pain.
You should practice a righr position for sitting, standing, sleeping… Also, having an appropriate pillows for sleeping – no– too high or not too low. Watching TV while sitting not lying is more suitable. Another thing, you should use your hand to hold phone while answering calls not use your shoulder… If you have professional reasons then you should do some specialized excercises daily to recover.
Practicing Tai Chi movements such as curling your head toward, backward, right , lelf, spinning around, moving your neck… You should do these exercise frequently in case of minor pain in combination with sauna and massage. Tai Chi movements help you to recover slowly but firmly.You should not move your neck and shoulder too hard or else the nerve still be strongly damaged. You should also ask a doctor for specilized medicine.
Neck pain and shoulder pain are often happens in modern life. It is not threaten your life but it causes many inconvenience in daily activities. Doing excersises and having a good lifestyle will help us to prevent this disease and improve our life quality.