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I love my kids but they’ve ruined my neck
- By Steve Calechman, Guest Contributor
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Get an.MRI. You are very strange in blaming your children. That’s awful!!- You probably had a neck injury sometime in.your life. Get it evaluated.
I have banned the use of pillows for me and my younger son borned after this ban. He is now nearly 19 yrs and have never used any pillow. Unfortunately i could not impose it on my wife and my elder son because they were used to a pillow and never suffered any neck problem. I sincerely believe that new born should not be initiated to the use of pillow.
You could buy a resistance band and fix it to something high and do a pulldown. Or put it around a door handle to do the seated row – or hook it over your feet. Make sure it is securely fastened otherwise it’ll sting if it pings off!!!
You are blessed to have children…they are a “gift from God”. As parents, we a have challeges everyday. Years from now, you do not want your adult children to think they were the cause of your emotional or physical pain. Remember..to count your blessings..always. Mother of four, two in “little Angels” in Heaven.
I have two kids and a computer based job and you’re right, my neck is ruined. It started with breast-feeding and has just continued from there. These are great tips though and I’ll definitely be trying them out.
I learned this from a chiropractor many years ago and I find it’s very helpful. Roll up a towel to about a 4 inch diameter. I guess the diameter could differ based on your size. Lie flat on your back and place the towel at the base of your neck where it joins your shoulders. Lie this way for 10 to 20 minutes, frequently, based on the level of your pain. I often take a 20-minute nap in the middle of the day this way.
“Do lat pulldowns or seated rows ” might be helpful if these were defined and described, I have no idea what kind of exercise the author is describing.
That’s a great point, and it’s difficult to describe an exercise in writing, even for someone who’s comfortable in the gym. For someone who’s unfamiliar with the terminology, the best thing is to work with a personal trainer who can show proper form and then observe you. – Steve
You need gym equipment to do these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WHI4YnXUpM
I wonder what good alternatives there are if you don’t belong to a gym?
azure —- see response below to Julie. Both exercises are described.
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