Neck Pain

Neck pain may be localized to the neck itself – the cervical spine – or may also radiate down the arm. Neck pain is most commonly the result of poor mechanics, injury or overuse and the neck is a common site for osteoarthritis. Traditional recommendations for treatment include hot and cold therapy, pain medications (NSAIDS), simple and careful movement, massage, stress reduction, and very rarely surgery.

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How the Gokhale Method can help

You can learn to lengthen and straighten the cervical spine to restore structural integrity to the area.

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This allows adequate space for the discs and healthy circulation and nerve function in the neck.

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neckpainIt is also important to address excessive curvature in the thoracic spine as this leads to forward projection of the neck. And it all starts with a well-aligned pelvis. Once the pelvis is well-aligned, the rest of the spine, including the cervical spine, will stack up erect and relaxed.

Where can I learn more?

The positioning of the neck is specifically addressed in Session 1 of the Gokhale Method Foundations course, and in Lesson 1 of the book, 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back. However, all sections of the course (and the book) are relevant to achieving a healthy stacking of the entire spine.

* Information provided is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for medical advice from a healthcare professional.