This is my first post. I came across the forum through Google and I'm hoping that somebody might be able to give me some advice to get some relief from my somewhat odd neck problems.
I use the word odd becaue I'm finding the symptoms difficult to explain, which also makes it difficult to get advice.
First of all my neck problems aren't resulting in pain, but are more so making anything which involves looking in one direction, really uncomfortable. I get this when sitting down using the computer, reading or watching tv mostly.
It is uncomfortable in the way that I literally feel like it is difficult to hold my head up. I get only get relief from the symptoms my being on the move, looking around constantly or - as usually happens - supporting my neck by leaning forward with my chin on my hands. It feels like I constantly need to bring my chin down towards my chest as far as possible to stretch the muscles out. The part that also feels like it needs stretching (and also what seems to give me the feeling of needing to drop my head) is on the back of my head just below where I can feel my skull.
I am travelling from the UK to Australia next week and I am absolutely dreading the flight as I won't be able to lie down to get any sort of relief as I cannot afford business/first class.
I used to get this a long time ago and it was because of my posture. I seeked physio and corrected the way I was sitting and standing. I don't feel that this has changed, my posture is still good. But no amount of sitting up straight is helping this time.
Can anyone offer any advice? I'm at my whits end. It doesn't help that I am bound to a desk for my job as I am uncomfortable all day every day. Any help would be greately appreciated!