Posted by: Peggy | 2008/07/31

Severe Neck &  Shoulder Pain

To whom it may concern

I have always suffered from knots in my neck &  shoulders. I am 6 months pregnant and it seems to be getting worse. Its so bad that it sometimes gives me migraines and i can' t concentrate at work. What is the best way to resolve this problem?

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Hello Peggy,
You need to see your local osteopath asap for appropriate diagnosis, management and treatment of your pain and to ensure the remainder of your pregnancy is comfortable.
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In the meantime:
Ensure your work station is set up correctly. Pc and keypad directly in front. Top of screen level with your eyes.

Sitting posture: Wiggle your bottom as far back in the chair as possible and then sit up. This will keep your spine supported and in a relaxed position.

Don't slump on the sofa.

Keep well hydrated.

Place a hot water bottle between your shoulder blades.

Don't read in bed.

Take regular breaks and go for short walks.

Hope all goes well.
Best regards

Dr Guy Ashburner Osteopath

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