What causes neck pain?

Customer: What causes neck pain?

C.C. (Colm Campbell): If you follow me I’ll show you the way you and ninety nine percent of people sit at an office desk. It’s the reason why the vast majority end up with back pain.

(C.C. walks over to a desk, sits on an office chair, and simulates somebody crouching over a keyboard.)

C.C.: The C position. Does this look familiar? (The customer nods again)

RulerC.C.: As you can see I’m bent over the desk like a bent wooden ruler. This puts huge pressure on my lumbar spine.

C.C.: Let’s examine the neck.

(C.C. sits well back into the chair with his spine supported right up to the nape of his neck, elbows perfectly supported, arms gently sloping downwards, as he pretends to key)

C.C.: I’m now sitting with perfect posture. The S position.

Customer: How do you know that?

C.C.: Because the chair was made for me using Spinal System-S. As my head is resting on the headrest the stress on my neck is very low.

(C.C. again bends over the desk)

C.C.: The stress on my neck is now huge. Do you know why?

Customer: Because you’re bent over the desk.

C.C.: Yes. But I’ll demonstrate the reason. Hold this upright with the thumb and index finger.

(C. C. gives the customer a hard backed book. The customer does as requested.)

C.C.: Now bend your arm slowly forward keeping the book in the same plane. (When the book reaches an angle of about forty five degrees from the vertical the customer has difficulty holding on to it.)

C.C.: The reason you are losing control is because a moment ago the weight was acting straight down your arm. Now the weight is still acting downwards but it’s displaced from the fulcrum, the place where you’re holding it, by about eight inches. This causes a huge leverage effect, the weight multiplied by eight inches. It’s the same with your head. The weight of the book is very low, less than a pound. But your head is a large percentage of your overall body weight. The average weight of the human head is around 14 pounds. When the head is vertically over the spine the stress is at a minimum. But when you bend forward the weight of your head multiplied by the distance from your neck results in enormous stress in your neck. And a neck pain can be a lot more difficult to cure than one in the lumbar spine.

Customer: Why is this?

C.C.: The lumbar discs are massive in comparison with the cervical. And the cervical are moving all the time. They get little chance to rest.

20 thoughts on “What causes neck pain?

  1. I’m so happy to read this. This is the type of manual that needs
    to be given and not the random misinformation that’s at the other blogs.

    Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc.

  2. Hi my name is Natalie and I just wanted to drop you a quick note here instead of calling you. I discovered your What causes neck pain? | The Back Shop website and noticed you could have a lot more hits. I have found that the key to running a popular website is making sure the visitors you are getting are interested in your subject matter. There is a company that you can get keyword targeted traffic from and they let you try their service for free for 7 days. I managed to get over 300 targeted visitors to day to my website. Check it out here: http://yxbp.com/5kje

  3. I see you don’t monetize your website, i’v got idea
    how to earn some extra money using one simple method, just search in google for; money making ideas by Loocijano

  4. I’m not sure exactly why but this website is loading very slow for me. Is anyone else having this issue or is it a problem on my end? I’ll check back later and see if the problem still exists.

  5. I¡¯m now not sure where you’re getting your info, however great topic. I needs to spend a while learning more or working out more. Thank you for fantastic information I was looking for this information for my mission.

  6. I think this is among the most important info for me. And i am glad reading your article. But wanna remark on few general things, The website style is ideal, the articles is really great : D. Good job, cheers

  7. I just could not depart your website prior to suggesting that I really enjoyed the standard info a person provide for your visitors? Is going to be back often in order to check up on new posts

  8. You really make it seem so easy with your presentation but I find this matter to be really something that I feel I’d by no means understand. It sort of feels too complex and extremely vast for me. I’m taking a look ahead to your subsequent post, I¡¯ll try to get the hold of it!

  9. I discovered your blog site on google and check a few of your early posts. Continue to keep up the very good operate. I just additional up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Seeking forward to reading more from you later on!…

    • Hi ,

      Many thanks for your comments,

      kindest regards,

      Sean Campbell

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Website