If used with caution, you can use a massage gun on your neck. Poor posture, extended periods of sitting, and weak cervical muscles all contribute to neck pain. In fact, a study found that 20-70% of all adults experience neck pain during their lifetime.
To use a massage gun for neck pain, we recommend that you first assess your tolerance to the percussive forces produced by the massage gun. Applying too much pressure could potentially exacerbate the neck pain.
Every massage gun has a different power rating, so always start off on the lowest setting as you work your way around the neck muscles. Be particularly vigilant around the base of the skull as that area has a higher concentration of nerve endings.
If your massage gun comes with a cushioned attachment head, we advise you to try that one first. Also, the fork head is a great option to use along the cervical spine to avoid the discomfort of hitting the spine.
As always, use extreme caution using a massage gun for neck pain. If the pain persists or does not go away, consult with your doctor.
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