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If you consider that the average adult head weighs about the same as a bowling ball, you can understand that bad posture can cause your head to deviate from its most comfortable position. If it changes to one that can significantly increase the weight that the muscles and joints in the neck and shoulders have to hold, then the result could be pain in the form of local tension, arm pains and often headaches spreading from the neck to up and over the head.
Car accidents and falls are a common cause of trauma to the neck is also very common. Substantial tissue damage can be caused by the speed and unprotected elements of these type of injuries and could cause other symptoms to arise; neck pain, headaches, dizziness, blurred vision, reduced ability to turn and bend, low back pain, pins and needles, and numbness or muscle spasms in the shoulders, arms and hands.
The key to success for this type of condition is going to your osteopath as soon as you can after the event. You will have a thorough investigation of your neck and related areas to determine where tissues have been damaged followed by a discussion with you as to the best way forward for treatment.