Neck and shoulder pain is all too common in today’s world as more and more people spend countless hours everyday in front of a computer or cellphone. Fortunately, everything is connected so by learning how to position the rest of your body, you can help relieve your neck and shoulder pain at home.
One thing you must understand about muscle pain is that often you feel it in a different place from where the problem stems from.
A pain in the back or neck, for example, may be caused by constriction in the buttocks, abdomen, or leg.
“Referred pain” is the term used for this situation because the constriction refers pain to another part of the body. This is because all of your muscles are connected by fascia, the soft tissue between muscles and skin.
The group of fascia that runs from the top of your head, down the entire back side of your body to your feet, is called the superficial back line.
It’s what keeps you standing upright. Misalignment or restriction anywhere along the superficial back line can manifest as neck and shoulder pain.