What is your neck and upper back pain from? Whiplash from a car accident? A fall? Or maybe you can't put a finger on it. We typically refer to this as "Desk Disease".
There is so much sitting in 21st century life!
Many of us sit at a desk at work; we sit at a computer at home as well. We sit in the car, during our meals, while we relax watching TV...
We can all see the "slouch" - we see it in our friends, family, co-workers - and probably ourselves. Head forward, shoulders rounded...
This leads to neck pain and stiffness.The muscles and connective issues of the front of the neck, shoulders and chest begin to shorten. The muscles of the upper back become overloaded and weaken.
Many of the neck muscles begin in the upper back, so connections between the two areas are common. Neck issues can lead to pain, numbness and tingling in the hands, arms and shoulders as well.