Poor posture is giving Siana pain at the base of her skull

November 9, 2015

Hi, for about 4 days my neck has been aching a lot right near the bottom of my head, I don’t know what to do! I’m a bit of a hyperchondriac so I’m panicking thinking it’s something serious!

Please help

November 9, 2015

Hi Siana

Panic not – it doesn’t sound too drastic. It actually sounds really rather run of the mill!

This is common – you’ve jammed the joint at the top of your neck into the base of your skull, which is commonly due to poor, slouchy posture which causes you to poke your chin out.

Try lying on the floor with a pillow under your head and your knees bent up and hang out like this for 20 minutes or so. Do be tempted to stretch you neck, even though it feels it – instead think about lifting your chest and very gently pull your shoulder blades down and back to about half way and holding for a minute or so. Draw your chin in a little when doing this. Try this little and often tonight and I’m sure you’ll be feeling better tomorrow morning.

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