For the past few days now, I have been suffering from acute neck pain (left-hand side of my cervical vertebrae). I thought this was due to incorrect posture during sleep, but a visit to manual therapist Matthias Dewaele got to the heart of the problem: mental and physical stress combined with a dietary case history of carbo-loading.
Apparently, a carb-heavy diet has congested my pancreas. This congestion, in combination with work-related stress, has caused a blockage via the vagus and phrenicus nerves in my occiput-atlas-axis (OAA) complex at the left base of my skull. This condition is also common in horses (link in Dutch, insert joke here).