Stretching for Neck pain

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  • Elena Neck pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 130 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Mountain View, California
    05
    Sep2019
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Numbness or pain that radiates into your arm and or fingers Not at all
    • Repeat injury? No
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 Months
    • Weakness in your arm or hand that causes you to drop things Never
    • Numbness in your hand(s) wake you up at night Rarely
    • Neck pain make it difficult to sleep Not at all
    • Neck pain worsen with computer and smartphone use Not at all
    • Corrective lenses No
    • Corrective lenses to work on the computer/phone No
    • Numbness that is in both hands or both feet at the same time Not at all
    • Neck pain location On the side of my neck

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Physical Therapy, Strengthening Exercises, Gokhale Method,

    Basically I don't have any specific problems with my neck, I was more suffering from the low back pain. Regarding the neck, I could make the wrong movement sometimes and it could hurt for a few days. And it was easy to treat with a massage or slight stretching exercises. But with the Gokhale method, I can tell that my posture and position of the neck got better and I feel now more confident while walking or talking to people.


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  • Anonymous Neck pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 128 lbs
    • 5' 4"
    • Canada
    27
    Aug2018
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Physical activity per week 8+ hours
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Heat,
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor

    I had a lot of crunching and sifting noises in my neck when turning my head in my 30s and was really concerned what my neck would sound like and feel like 10, 15 20 years down the line. Stretching, massage, chiropractor, didn't help. It wasn't until I took the Gokhale Method and learned where my head belonged (where it's home was) and how to elongate the back of my neck that the noise went away. Once I was able to learn where my head and neck belonged the noises went away and never came back! I am so thrilled. I'm not doing further damage to my neck and it is quiet!


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  • Lynn Neck pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 125 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • London ON Canada
    23
    Feb2018
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Almost Cured
      Chiropractor
      Improved
      Ice, Supplements,

    I am now able to comfortably enjoy all my chosen activities such as walking , yoga & sleep has become deeper because I am more comfortable.


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  • Anonymous Neck pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 128 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • san francisco, ca
    19
    Feb2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? A little bit
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Supplements
      Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Gokhale Method, Chiropractor, Acupuncture,
      Not Improved
      Heat, Ice,

    pain in neck radiating to bridge of nose, triggering severe migraine headache.
    most beneficial treatments= osteopathic treatment w/ Dr. Harry Friedman San Jose, CA, magnesium supplements!, Gokhale Method to change the way I was sleeping, walking, sitting, holding my neck, attention to connection of neck pain/headache to gut health.


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  • Anonymous Neck pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 160 lbs
    • 5' 8"
    • Stanford, CA
    14
    Dec2017
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • Headache Sometimes
    • History of injury/trauma Yes
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Not at all
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? Not at all
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? No pain

    Treatment Ratings

      Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Yoga, Strengthening Exercises, Stretching, Heat, Muscle relaxants, Acupuncture
      Not Improved
      Chiropractor, Massage, Physical Therapy

    10 years ago, did some misguided experiments with backstroke and triggered some neck muscles. Since then, my neck will tighten up if I have been working at the computer too long, if I'm dehydrated, especially stressed, or especially tired. Remembering to relax my neck, adjusting my head and neck posture, or sleeping it off works best to reset.


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  • Aimee Neck pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 145 lbs
    • 5' 6"
    • Burlingame, CA