Modern Technological Guinea Pigs

Human Guinea Pigs

At no time in our evolutionary past has technology moved as quickly as it is now, and never before have we been forced to change our postural habits as far or as fast as we have to now. The agricultural period ushered in a Unknown-1new dynamic in terms of how we used our bodies. We stopped hunting and gathering and started using technology to grow crops and look after Unknown-1animals for our food supply and later to make money by selling these products and other products made from them. Today the majority of us sit in offices using computers and other technology to make money and when we leave for recreational purposes or keeping in contact with family and friends we use smart phones, tablets etc.

Human Evolution Has To Keep Pace

When we sit at a desk we tend to slump forward more as hours go by and in the end our body takes on a ‘C’ curve rather than the normal spinal Unknown-1alignment and our heads get too far forward putting extreme pressure on the cervical vertebrae and the Unknown-1-1supporting muscles in the neck. Your head weighs about 3.5 kilos and your holding it out at about 45 degrees, something has got to give and it usually is the neck muscles and there are a lot of them.Muscles are fed by blood vessels and Unknown-1enervated by nerves so if there is any impingement to function caused by inflamed muscles you are going to feel incredible pain, it could be in the form of  migraines or wry neck and could easily put you in hospital if it is not treated neck_sm-1properly and early enough. Nerves are greatly misunderstood, when trapped they can make you as helpless as a baby and when you see how many of them there are you wonder why they are not trapped a images-1lot more often. If you only consider the nerves that feed the rotator cuff muscles (Subscapularis (front), Infraspinatus (back), Teres Minor (back), Supraspinatus (back)) you will wonder how it is possible to perform operations and spare the nerves enough to restore the range of movement that these muscles normally have. Quite often that range is compromised by the operation. It is a delicate operation. 

Wry Neck

Wry neck often comes on suddenly after sleep or after an extreme neck movement. We often don’t know how it happens, who knows what you get up to in your sleep, but it involves the facet joint at the back of the vertebrae. The facet joint limits the amount of movement in the vertebrae. Wry neck is characterised by extreme pain and neck spasm, often while you are trying to keep your neck still. It readily responds to treatment and the earlier it is treated the quicker it repairs.

Migraines

Migraines are being seen more often now as a result of our new work practices and they are sometimes caused by chemotherapy. When they are caused by work stations they can cause havoc amongst doctors who do all the right things but no cause can be found. Pain management clinics are frequently saying now we are seeing them pop up all of the time as people damage neck muscles at work stations. Unless they are treated properly these migraines can go on for months without a let up (as can migraines from chemotherapy). A young Australian author recently wrote his migraine story and told of a migraine that lasted 9  months……..

http://www.dailylife.com.au/health-and-fitness/dl-wellbeing/the-age-of-technology-gave-me-a-10month-migraine-20160520-gp0179.html

Neck Muscles Are No Joke

As you can see from the above images they are complicated and there are a lot of them and pain referral patterns can confuse people not used to treating them.

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My health qualifications:
Certificates
Psychology, Homoeopathy(Never Used),Herbal Medicine, Nutrition(HSA)
Diplomas
Swedish and Remedial Massage 1983,Homoeopathy 1993(Never Used), Herbal Medicine, Nutritional Science 1981, Naturopathy 1991(HSA)
Degrees
Bachelor of Naturopathy 2003 (NIHS)
Master of Clinical Science - Lifestyle Medicine 2013 Southern Cross University (SCU).
Association Membership
Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
Australian Register Of Naturopaths And Herbalists (ARONAH)
Founding Member of Australasian Society Of Lifestyle Medicine (ASLM)

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