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Neck pain

(2 Posts)
tazmo Sun 07-Apr-13 17:06:26

I keep pulling something in my upper abdomen - it's like the base of my neck and the tendons that attach it to the chest bone. It generally goes away after a few days or a week with painkillers and heat treatment but its b@@@@ y sore, especially when turning head from side to side. Is there a longer term solution instead of doing this all the time. I have 3 children under 5 which doesn't help when carrying them etc. I am 42!

digerd Sun 07-Apr-13 17:39:24

When I was 40, my gyny diagnosed a dropped womb and asked if I had been carrying anything heavy as women are not built to carry heavy things. I had infact been carrying just one brick in each hand laying block paving with DH, who of course carried several bricks, but then men are built for that kind of thing.

It will be repetitive strain injury, by carrying your little ones in your arms.
Try to find ways in which you do not need to lift and carry them. many women use their hip bones to sit a child on as takes the strain away from the neck/shoulders/tummy/arms.

Good luck with your 3 under 5. You have your work cut out for you, and don't need this pain.

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