And yes everyone complains of pain in the neck! Cervicals suffer from our addiction to social networks. Read my article and you may change your head position by looking at my Instagram; ))
The human head weighs about 5.5kg; But by leaning your head forward and down (often looking at our cell), the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase. Depending on the inclination of your head the weight carried by your cervical varies from 12kg to 37kg. Studies have shown that 50 to 67% of adults experience pain in the neck and arm at some point and 54% report pain in the last 6 months.
The anatomy of your neck is a well-designed structure of bones, nerves, muscles, ligaments and tendons. Your neck is delicate because it contains the spinal cord that sends messages from the brain to control all aspects of the body – while being remarkably flexible and strong to allow movement in all directions.
Tension in the neck and injuries caused by poor posture are not to be taken lightly, but they should not prevent you from exercising and using your knowledge of Pilates. Joseph Pilates has developed many exercises that mobilize and strengthen the muscles of the neck. He was very aware of the importance of neck alignment
So take care of your neck in this life of smartphones and computers, just make sure to “Lift your head” and mobilize your neck 3 to 4 times / week to avoid any bad repeated position that could cause pain