Neck pain involves usually involves discomfort in the upper parts of the shoulders
and/or the neck. The most common causes of neck pain are poor posture, poor sleeping
poistion, emotional stress, blows to the head, whiplash
or a pinched nerve.
You should consult your doctor if the neckpain relates to an acute injury or blow
to the head; a fever; a stiff neck preventing you from touching your chest with
your chin; if you experience tingling in your hands; or if pain does not lessen
after 4-5 days.
Pain: Does TENS work?
Naturally prevention is better than a cure. You should attempt to improve posture,
keep fit and avoid carrying heavy loads. Treatments often include drugs or osteopathy.
However, TENScan provide a useful pain killing alternative or complimentary form
TENS or Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation is a non-invasive,
drug-free method of pain relief. It is ideal for the treatment of neckpain.
Pads are placed on or near the area of pain. TENS uses soothing pulses that are
sent via the pads through the skin and along the nerve fibres. The pulses suppress
pain signals to the brain. TENS also encourages the body to produce higher levels
of its own natural pain killing chemicals called Endorphins and Encephalins.