Unless chronic neck pain is caused by an injury, the chances are that it is caused by poor posture. Because of the neck’s placement on the body, neck strain can come from the curvature of the spine below, and/or the tilt of the head above. Poor posture not only causes neck pain, but it can also lead to joint degeneration in the spine.
More than 5.2 million emergency room visits annually are due to headache, and while there are many different types and causes of this localized pain, The National Headache Foundation reports that tension-type headaches occur most frequently, and are usually the result of stress, fatigue, anxiety, and muscular “gripping” in our bodies.
More Americans are spending their work hours seated than ever before, with fewer than 20% of jobs today involving any level of physical exertion. This sedentary behavior has a pretty immediate effect on your physical condition; muscle degeneration, tightness and strain can lead to the back, neck, and shoulder pain that the American Chiropractic Association reports is experienced by 80% of the population.