Neck problems

Kieran Tobin
M.B, B.Ch, BAO, FRCS(Eng), FRCS(Irl), D.L.O. Senior Surgeon, University College Hospital Galway
Neck problems are virtually an occupational hazard for Ear, Nose and Throat surgeons. I had serious problems during my working years but hoped for relief on early retirement. This was not the case and limitation of cervical (and thoracic) movement became quite an intrusion on my life. Physiotherapy and medication gave only short-term improvement. On being introduced to the Alexander Technique, I was somewhat sceptical that anything was going to work but can only describe the relief gained, and maintained, as quite incredible. General posture has improved and neck mobility has returned to that last experienced more than twenty years ago. What more could one ask for?