MUSCLE #15, NECK MUSCLES are commonly strained due to poor posture while working at a computer, driving, or looking at a smartphone for long periods of time in a strained position.

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NECK MUSCLES are commonly strained due to poor posture while working at a computer, driving, or looking at a smartphone for long periods of time in a strained position. When they are strained they can cause a migraine headache by strangling the blood vessels in the scalp until they pulse painfully. This common cause of headache can be prevented if you take care of your neck muscles. The neck muscles have a big job to do in supporting the head and work together with the trapezius and shoulder blades. Neck strain is often accompanied by shoulder pain as these muscles get in on the act and get strained. The sternocleidomastoid muscle is the largest muscle in the neck and runs diagonally from the corner of the jaw to the top of the collar bone. The neck muscles move the head in every direction pulling the skull and jaw to the shoulders and spine. The neck muscles contract to adjust the position of the head and adjust your posture all day long. They are among the strongest posture muscles in the body as well as being able to quickly move the head in a circle or from side to side. To prevent neck and shoulder pain, adjust your computer to eye level, and hold your smart phone up to eye level instead of crouching over it with your neck bent. When driving sit up straight and keep the back of your neck straight rather than extended forward. When sleeping, keep a pillow under your neck to support the neck muscles. To prevent a neck strain, use massage and loosen the neck and shoulder muscles by rotating the head at the first sign of stress or tightness. Low blood sugar and fatigue make muscle strains more likely, so remember to eat on a regular schedule starting with a Protein-Rich shake in the morning and have a protein snack after lunch in the late afternoon to avoid fatigue which can lead to poor posture and neck strain. When you exercise, be careful not to tighten your neck muscles when lifting or pulling weights. These small muscles are easily strained, so keep your head up high and your neck happy!! #drdavidheber #neck #strain #muscles #posture #driving #computer to learn more go to www.drdavidheber.com and www.herbalifenutritioninstitite.com

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