Sunday, May 29, 2011

on the tongue

PT told me to keep my chin down, like make a double chin, throughout the day. This stretch counteracts the weight of my head being placed on spinal nerves C1 and C2 when we slouch and let our chins move forward (as in listening intently in conversation, looking at TV or computer, driving) which could be contributing to tongue, ear, throat pain. Hmmm. Just wanted to pass this along... let me know if it helps you. I do think I feel a bit of relief from these stretches.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jane,

    How have you been these past two months? I hope there has been more and more improvement.

    I hit my 1-yr mark a few days ago. The pain is much less compared to when it first started but it's still there 24/7, with some days worse than others. I've kind of accepted that this is going to be lifelong.

    Do let us know how things have been for you.