Although the neck and upper back is the weakest link in the body, many athletes fail to strengthen the muscles that support the neck and upper back. Not forgetting the support that our heads need. Vital connections pass from head to body through this area so to avoid injury or neck pain from sitting at a desk, gardening or household tasks, it is worth exercising for prevention of neck problems.
Pain in the neck, in the middle or at the sides, or just below the neck in the upper back
If you work out or have a busy sporting schedule, overuse could be the cause of your pain. Overuse can be responsible for minute tears in the muscles which in turn tighten to protect themselves from becoming damaged.
As the muscles tighten up not enough blood is able to enter into them and so the muscles are deprived of the nutrients they need to function fully. The muscles will then become weak and tighten up even more and guess what? More pain!
Massage regularly to relax the muscles.
Gentle exercise of the neck, upper back and shoulders.
Always consult your Doctor before performing any exercise or treatment. All information on the common sports injuries web site is provided as general information only and should not be used for diagnosis or treatment of any sports injury.