According to studies, 85% of us have neck problems at least once in their lives.
will live. So why are neck problems so common?
Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Dr. Canberk Gül, the most common neck pain in society
He gave information about his pain, and also gave some advice to avoid neck pain.
Considering the location of the neck region, the upper part of the cranium, that is, our head region.
exists. We need some muscles to move our head in various directions and
These muscles are also located in the neck region. How much do we move our head in a day?
One of the most important causes of neck pain is neck pain.
We actually use our muscles too much.
Another important reason why neck pain is so common is that our neck muscles are
quite superficial. To explain this situation better, we turn our heads to the right.
every time we move it to the left or in other directions, a vectorial load is placed on the neck muscles.
This is because our neck muscles are located on the surface more than other muscle groups.
It is affected by vector forces much more than our other body parts. Neck
In fact, this is the reason why retention is seen much more than waist retention.
While explaining the causes of pain in general, we physicians categorize the causes of pain into two.
in general. One of them is modifiable risk factors; the other is the irrevocable risk
Considering the two reasons I tried to summarize above, it is unlikely that we should change them.
does not seem possible. Let’s change now; so be careful with us
For reasons that we will have a very low chance of experiencing neck pain if we do.
I think there are several main reasons for all our pain, not just neck pain. Your job is nice
On the other hand, it is entirely in our hands to prevent these reasons from occurring. So if we
If we take care to avoid such situations, the probability of experiencing pain will be very low.
– MAKE SUDDEN AND REVERSE MOVEMENTS
In fact, the mechanism by which cold and stress cause pain complaints are quite similar. Both of them
causes vasoconstriction of muscles. Will explain in simpler language
If we are, think of our muscles as water. With cold and stress, this water turns into ice. This is the neck
It causes the normal position of our muscles to deteriorate and shorten. This neck muscle
shortening also makes our neck curve (cervical lordosis) straighter, which should normally be
causing it to happen. What we call NECK STRAIGHTENING you hear very often from us physicians.
This is exactly the situation.
In addition, stress generally causes tension in the whole body, that is, it causes us to contract ourselves more.
It hurts. The reason for this is the excess of some hormones such as adrenaline in case of stress.
secretion. These hormones, which are secreted during stress, not only cause pain but also many more.
Making sudden and reverse movements also puts much more strain on our neck muscles than normal.
It causes neck pain by causing it to ride and stretch.
In summary, let me try to summarize the topics that I want to give in this article for my patients.
THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT NECK PAIN:
1-TRY TO KEEP YOUR NECK AREA AS WARM AS POSSIBLE.
2-AVOID THE COLD.
3-Take care to avoid sudden and reverse movements
4- STRIVE TO REDUCE THE STRESS FACTORS IN YOUR LIFE.