Neck pain can be a real pain in the neck. Poor puns aside, neck pain can be very disruptive to our lives. Whether it’s a neck strain or sprain, it is often uncomfortable and painful.
People searching for relief from neck pain is fast becoming commonplace in today’s society, and when we are suffering debilitating neck pain, it can be tempting to opt for a quick fix. Whilst medication and some treatments can provide temporary relief, they often do little to address the underlying cause.
Why Are More People Suffering Neck Pain?
Put simply, the biggest contributor to today’s increasing number of neck pain sufferers is poor posture.
Poor posture is increasing due to modern day technology such as smartphones and tablets, which encourage us to always be looking down. This causes structural problems with our neck and spine, leading to pain and discomfort. This is further exacerbated by extended periods of time sitting at desks and staring at computers.
Other common contributors to neck discomfort are injury, poor posture, sleeping differently, stress, repetitive motions, holding your head in a position for long periods, degenerative issues or even infections.
So, how do we tackle this ‘pain in the neck’ pandemic?
How To Overcome Neck Pain?
Neck strengthening exercises and stretching are an important, and often overlooked, part of neck health. We spend so much time and energy working other muscle groups in our body, yet rarely stop to consider the condition and strength of our neck muscles.
At OMC we understand the importance of good neck health, and have specialised state-of-the-art equipment, knowledgeable trainers and unique programs to tackle this important area.
Whether you are treating an injury or postural behaviour, our trainers at the Optimum Movement Centre work with you to create a tailored program that will help treat your specific needs.
At OMC we incorporate MedX equipment along with functional exercises and specialised trainers to build strength, increase power, mobility, flexibility, agility, endurance, reduce pain and prevent further injury.
How MedX Machines Can Improve Neck Pain?
MedX equipment is scientifically designed and uses proven technology, incorporating years and millions of dollars of medically based, independent and university-based research. MedX equipment has been known to help thousands of people reduce or eliminate their back and neck pain whilst increasing function and quality of life.
There is one MedX machine in particular that works to support the strengthening of the neck. It is called the MedX Core 4 Way Neck machine and trains the muscles of the neck for improved range of motion. We are lucky enough to have this machine available to our clients at OMC.
This video below demonstrates how the MedX Core 4 Way Neck machine specifically strengthens the neck.
The OMC Approach To Neck Pain
The OMC incorporates MedX equipment with functional fitness exercises designed to support your unique needs; whether it is for pain management and rehabilitation, maintenance of a healthy and active body or to assist with athletic endeavours. Everyone can benefit from a strong, flexible and structurally sound neck.
We always recommend consulting with your Health Care practitioner prior to beginning any new program or exercise. Please consult with your Health Care professional prior to beginning your movement program with the Optimum Movement Centre™.