Cure for a stiff neck?
Friday, March 22, 2013
Better yet, what are the causes? I was walking through the Botanical Garden yesterday evening with my husband, having a great time, when the right side of my neck and shoulder just stiffened up. No warning, and no clue why. I took off my purse and carried it in both hands to see if maybe I had just left it on that shoulder too long, and it made no difference. I stretched, I breathed into it, I did neck and shoulder rolls... Nada.
When we got home, I continued to give my shoulder attention with stretches and rubbing. I laid down very carefully, positioning myself squarely on my pillow so my neck and shoulder would be properly cradled. I woke up 14 times last night - every time I tried to reposition, I woke up from the pain in this darn stiff neck.
What gives? I've been good all week - hitting the gym, eating responsibly, staying active while at work... I have no clue what made my neck and shoulder muscles suddenly stiffen like that. Heating pad, 2 Ibuprophen, and Bengay later, I'm able to work on my computer without too great discomfort, but this just will not do. I like to feel good, not just make it.
In other news - I've been way up on my step counts, and so has my husband! I love the change the Fitbit is giving him.