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Brenda Lee Ayala

Thank u for this article I am on my way to d er for a crash landing :( again! Lol

susan

CR, it sounds as if you may have arthritis in your neck. The noise is a give away. I would have it checked out. I have severe arthritis in my neck and spine, but still practice yoga for an hour every morning. It helps more then anything. I don't get into some of the inversions, and some simple poses bother my neck so I don't do them. It is a good idea to see a doctor so you won't cause any harm.

Atheria

I have severe neck damage from whiplash while riding a scooter in 1995. I have had a CONSTANT headache for over 15 years with drooping on the right side of my face. I am just too afraid to even attempt headstands, and I've rarely risked shoulder stands.

CR

I have had a problwm with my neck for some time. When lean my head to the left to go towards the shoulder, i feel a tension. I also hear a cracking noise when I I turn my head to the right.
Are they an particluar neck stretches that can help my tension.
I contantly feel strained in my neck.

I have started yoga and have been doing it for a coupld months. I have seeen changed to most of my body including no back pain etc... but my neck has not changes.

What do you s uggest?

bKhoon

I totally agree with Leanne.Thanks Julie for this article.I am one of those who has very tight shoulder due to the long hour in front of the computer and is using yoga to help.Hip opening poses also reduce the numbness i get on my whole leg also due to sitting too long.

Anonymous

Sondra - I have been dealing with a similar problem after doing shoulderstands for 2 years. An MRI showed extensive disk herniations in my neck. At times the pain has been unbearable. I tried all the same things, message, accupuncture, chiropractor, drug therapy...nothing helps. I found a great doctor who convinced me to work through the pain rather than have surgery. It has taken a long time but I'm doing better. While my asanas have taken a back seat, this injury has given me an opportunity to focus on the first two steps of the yoga practice. Good luck!

Anonymous

Sondra - I have been dealing with a similar problem after doing shoulderstands for 2 years. An MRI showed extensive disk herniations in my neck. At times the pain has been unbearable. I tried all the same things, message, accupuncture, chiropractor, drug therapy...nothing helps. I found a great doctor who convinced me to work through the pain rather than have surgery. It has taken a long time but I'm doing better. While my asanas have taken a back seat, this injury has given me an opportunity to focus on the first two steps of the yoga practice. Good luck!

Nicole

Sondra...a couple of years ago, I too hurt my neck at a yoga class...doing plough and headstand. I did not have any prior neck problems. I was in very bad pain. I had a couple MRIs done and it turned out I had several bulging discs in my neck. I had to go to phyiscal therapy, which included strengthening, stretching, heat & stimulation theraphy and neck traction. It helped tremendously!! I still stretch, strengthen at home. I also have a neck traction machine at home that I try and use at least once a week for a few minutes. I hope your daughter gets the relief she needs soon!

danksquad

YES Finally something for my jacked back!

Lindy

Sondra - this could be an inflammatory condition. You may wish to contact a rheumatologist to rule out conditions like spondylitis (which tends to strike women in the neck while men get this in the lower back). Good luck!

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