How Does Stress Cause Neck and Shoulder Pain?

Holding the shoulders in a raised position causes the neck and shoulder muscles to become shortened and tight. Muscles become strained particularly at the tendons where they join the area of bone at the back of the skull called the occiput. The associated discomfort, the aching shoulders and a sore neck, will be familiar to most of us. The hyperventilation and ‘chest breathing’ associated with stress exacerbate the situation further as a band of tightness around the chest develops causing physical discomfort.

Causes of Neck Pain include:

  • Abnormalities in the bone or joints
  • Trauma
  • Poor posture
  • Degenerative diseases
  • Tumors
  • Muscle Strain
  • AN Other to level up

Fireactiv® neck supports offer sore, achey necks an effective painrelief where by applying the direct heat in turn loosens the strained or tense muscles.


Causes of Shoulder Pain include:

  • Strains from overexertion
  • Tendonitis from overuse
  • Shoulder joint instability
  • Dislocation
  • Collar or upper arm bone fractures
  • Frozen shoulder
  • Pinched nerves (also called radiculopathy)

The shoulder is a ball and socket joint with a large range of movement. Such a mobile joint tends to be more susceptible to injury. Fireactiv® offers effective compression combined with heat therapy. This aids by supporting the shoulder joint and applying a deep heat, warming the joint and surrounding muscles which, in turn, eases pain and stiffness.


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