Neck Pain

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How To Reduce Neck Pain

I have a stiff neck. We say we have a stiff or sore neck, as if someone gave it to us and now it’s ours. In Alexander Technique terms it might be more accurate to say “I’m stiffening my neck.” Of course if you say it that way you sound insane...

The Alexander Technique Helps Posture, Reduces Neck Tension

The stresses and strains of modern living, combined with the ubiquity of the computer, cell phone, blackberry etc., seem to draw us in, collapsing us forward and down and giving us one version of bad posture. (Another version of bad posture would be sitting up rigidly straight. That doesn't work because it won't be maintained, and it's not helpful to add extra tension. Sitting or standing up straight usually means military posture.) So as not to smash our faces into the screen, desk, or floor...

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Alexander Technique—the Gold Standard.

The Alexander Technique is the gold standard treatment for back pain, or neck pain, and the most effective way to improve posture; by far. If someone is experiencing neck tension or back pain, and it is lasting longer than it should, seeking out an Alexander Technique teacher is the very second step […]

Is The Alexander Technique Covered By Insurance?

Do Alexander Technique Teachers Accept insurance? This question comes up quite frequently with people inquiring about lessons in the Alexander Technique. And why not. One way or the other we pay quite a lot for health insurance. Most health insurance companies here in New York State will not pay for Alexander Technique lessons... If you have back pain or neck pain, health insurance companies will cover doctors who might prescribe painkillers or muscle relaxers, and then refer you to physical therapists. If that doesn’t work the next stop is surgery. While physical therapists can be great for some problems, they are not always the answer.
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