It’s a pain in the neck! We’ve all used that euphemism, but for those that suffer from neck pain daily life is literally a pain in the neck. Doing anything from getting dressed to driving can be difficult to impossible. Neck pain has severe impact on all aspects of your health.
Neck pain is exhausting
Getting a good, restful sleep is nearly impossible. Sleep is how our body restores itself. Lack of sleep saps strength and sends your stress levels through the roof. Exhaustion and pain take away your motivation to exercise. Not exercising can lead to weight gain, heart disease and other effects of a sedentary lifestyle.
Range of motion
Neck pain means that turning your neck to do daily tasks is very hard to do. This includes driving. If your range of vision is limited you could end up in an accident or worse.
Neck pain can cause emotional issues as well.
Anger, frustration, anxiety and depression are all the end effect of the pain that diminishes your ability to work, play and be in relationships. When you’re in pain the last thing you want to do is socialize, which can mean eventual isolation and loneliness. Working can be problematic.
No matter what you do, think about how many times a day you need to move your neck. Whether you are active in your job or sit in front of a computer. Neck pain will interfere. Not to mention that neck pain interferes with concentration, memory and critical thinking.
Your personal relationships can suffer as well
Neck pain interferes with marital intimacy. Pain keeps you from being yourself and pushes others away. Talk to your doctor about how to deal with your neck pain. Between medication and physical therapy, treatment can have you back to your old self in no time.
Don’t suffer, ask for help!
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