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The neck is one amazing structure!

Although a giraffe’s neck is 1.5–1.8 metres in length, it contains the same number of vertebrae as a human neck.
The human neck is an incredible structure. It starts at the base of the skull and through a series of seven boney blocks called vertebral bodies it attaches to the upper back.
The first vertebra in our neck is called the Atlas. It is named after the greek mythological figure who was burdened with 'carrying the world on top of his shoulders' much like the way in which the neck supports and carries the weight of the head.

The head weighs on average between 10 and 13 pounds so the neck (cervical spine) literally shoulders a big load. In addition to supporting the head, the neck's anatomy allows for the head's incredible mobility, including rotational, forward/back and side bending motions.

The vertebra in the neck also provide a passageway for vertebral arteries to ensure proper blood flow to the brain. The neck also houses and protects the all important spinal cord and provides a passageway and protection for nerve roots that supply the head, shoulders and upper limbs.

For the most part, the cervical vertebrae are extremely durable and resistant to injury. 

Most neck pain is the result of wear and tear and not injury, although if we suffer injuries too that can only makes the situation worse.

What does all this mean?

If we understand the importance of the neck and what an incredible  structure it is then we might take more care of it and give it all the help it needs to be able to function the way it needs to. Can we undo what has gone before? In some cases yes, in some cases no but we can certainly try to stop problems worsening and gain relief by doing all the right things whenever possible. We are all so busy so it's not easy but just a few minutes a day focusing on the spine can really make a difference :))

necksaviour Mini now available directly from our website

necksaviour Mini now available directly from our website

necksaviour Mini now available directly from us!

 

We launched the latest member of the necksaviour family via Kickstarter. We raised £243676 in pre orders. There were 6440 orders from 69 different countries :)

 

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/364817262/necksaviour-mini-the-easiest-way-to-stretch-your-n

...and our follow up Indiegogo campaign:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/necksaviour-mini-the-easy-neck-stretcher-yoga#/ 

Take a look at the links above for more information.

necksaviour Mini still has a light or strong stretch but is 30% smaller which makes it even more portable.

Great if space is limited in a work or gym bag or even a suitcase when travelling. The ideal travel companion!

More information to follow :)

 

 

 

COPA Show 7th-8th June 2017 ExCeL London

COPA Show 7th-8th June 2017 ExCeL London

Come and see us at Stand 6044, say hi and try necksaviour!

Don't miss the chance to get free tickets for this great event and hear my necksaviour presentation as one of the guest speakers.

Contact us at info@necksaviour.com for FREE TICKETS ASAP :)

See you there!!!

Wes