The anatomy of your neck includes -:
Any one of the above or combination can cause problems for your neck.
The main physical structures in the neck are the seven interlocking vertebrae. They are called the cervical vertebrae, numbered C1 through to C7.
The causes of neck pain can be complex. For example a damaged vertebrae from a fall or accident may require surgical intervention.
Sitting for long periods at your desk can exacerbate any existing injury.
Neck pain can be assisted by Craniosacral Therapy which is a light touch therapy used to enhance the body's own healing ablities.
Bad posture attracts aches and pains, can make us grumpy and most certainly ages us! Better posture takes a lot less energy to maintain - even hormones work better.
If your neck cracks or makes a popping sound it is usually not bone on bone making the sound. The causes can be-:
Here are 2 techniques for treating neck pain from opposite ends of the globe, created by different practitioners with remarkable similarities. The essence is being gentle and awareness.