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Elliebank Feb 4th, 2009 05:09 AM

Stiff neck
 
Hi ladies :hi:

For the last few days I've had a stiff neck. I thought I'd just slept funny but it doesn't normally last this long. I've googled it today & apparently it can be do with the pregnancy - cos everything is moving inside to accomodate the baby which can put a strain on yr spine & neck.

Has anyone else experienced this? How long does it last? Is there anything I can do to relieve it?

Thanks :hugs:

dizzy duck Feb 4th, 2009 05:17 AM

Im sorry I can't really help but didn't want to read and run, I hope it settles down soon, take care :hugs: XX

PeanutButter Feb 4th, 2009 06:28 AM

A good neck massage! haha. I get a stiff neck all the time, I figured it must be related to my pregnancy because my neck doesn't usually get this stiff unless I've overly strained it. Really though, a good neck massage will help a lot. I try and get my partner to rub my neck everyday (with some perseverance) and that helps loosen up the tight muscles.

You could also try the tennis ball technique where you rub one or two tennis balls on the back of your neck. There is also this little spiky orange ball that's a lot better than the tennis ball for loosening stiff muscles. They normally sell them at fitness stores, or yoga and health food chains.

lisac25 Feb 4th, 2009 06:32 AM

i have got an app at the hairdressers next week, and will be getting an indian head massage and a neck and shoulder massge while i am there as part of the package, which i cannot wait for as i am always getting stiff neck back shoulders etc lol

PeanutButter Feb 4th, 2009 06:54 AM

^ Oh you're so lucky. I wish I could go to a professional to have my neck rubbed, I would literally fall a sleep.

lisac25 Feb 4th, 2009 06:56 AM

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Originally Posted by PeanutButter (Post 1499977)
^ Oh you're so lucky. I wish I could go to a professional to have my neck rubbed, I would literally fall a sleep.

i have to try soooooooooo hard not too lol, they must think i am a bit strange when i go there lol

MegGem Feb 4th, 2009 09:04 AM

I have a constant stiff neck now it seems which brings on tension headaches. I guess we are more prone to them when we are pg. I'm getting a massage tonight! I also noticed hot showers and massaging oil on the neck and scalp feels great. Yoga is also great at keeping everything loose. Hope you feel better soon :hugs:

lindypops Feb 4th, 2009 09:47 AM

Everything rubbish is related to pregnancy...if you're pregnant, that is!

SJK Feb 4th, 2009 10:15 AM

I havent, but hope your feeling better soon xx :hugs:


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