Strengthening Exercises for Neck pain

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  • Altea Neck pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 138 lbs
    • 5' 3"
    • New York
    25
    Mar2018
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 0 - 6 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

      Improved

    Due to CFS I have to rest a lot. Over the years, I have had lower back pain and now, probably due to bad posture, I am starting to notice neck pain and stiffness. I also have knee pain. I am looking to correct my posture and learn how to get healthy just through improving my every day movements.


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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
    16
    Nov2017
    • Injury Status Recovering
    • Physical activity per week 0-4 hours
    • Chronicity 18+ Months
    • Repeat injury? Yes
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? Quite a bit
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? A little bit
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Mild

    Treatment Ratings

      Almost Cured
      Gokhale Method
      Improved
      Physical Therapy,

    the work I did with Gokhake Method was the most impactful of all the things I have tried. Massage, yoga and stretching would relieve some pain (and exacerbate sometimes other). But Esther's class has really take the pain level down to a very mild place and I feel I am still unwinding years of next, shoulder, back and hip pain through the posture changes she has taught


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  • juleslady Neck pain

    • Age 55+
    • Female
    • 167 lbs
    • 5' 7"
    • Wildwood, MO
    06
    Nov2017
    • Injury Status Cured
    • Physical activity per week 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
      Improved
      Acupuncture
      Not Improved
      Ergonomic evaluation, Heat, Muscle relaxants, Chiropractor, Ice, Physical Therapy, NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs,

    Before I discovered the Gokhale Method, acupuncture provided the most relief, but not enough to continue working and daily activities. Muscle Relaxants, stretching, exercise, and massage did nothing to help. Reading and following, "8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back" by Esther Gokhale helped me get rid of 70% of my neck pain over the course of 1 year. After getting my knees replaced, I was able to get rid of 95% of neck pain following Gokhale. I still have some tightness after long car drives or sitting at a desk. (Probably just need to take more breaks.)


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  • Anonymous Neck pain

    • Age 35-54
    • Female
    • 234 lbs
    • 5' 5"
    • Sharon hill pa
    17
    Oct2017
    • Injury Status In Pain
    • Physical activity per week 4-8 hours
    • Chronicity 6-18 Months
    • Repeat injury? No
    • How much did pain interfere with your day-to-day activities in the past week? All the time
    • How much did pain interfere with your enjoyment of life in the past week? All the time
    • What best describes your pain level on average in the past week? Excruciating

    Treatment Ratings

      Not Improved
      NSAIDs - Anti Inflammatory drugs, Physical Therapy, Muscle relaxants, Heat, Supplements, Opioids,

    Walking, swimming do not work I do physical therapy it make it worst after I do therapy haven't work since January 2017, I miss working I've fibromyalgia since 2014 I have depression, and panic attacks


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  • Vermeer Neck pain

    • Age < 18
    • Male
    • 176 lbs
    • 5' 11"
    • barcelona, spain