Do you suffer from chronic neck pain? If so, you are far from alone. This is one of the most common ailments being experienced in the modern world, and it is only becoming more ubiquitous. Why is neck pain so common today? Much of the reason might be related to technology and to the modern work environment. Here are 3 ways that technology and your job may be causing neck pain.
In the modern business world, many have traded manual labor jobs for cushy desk jobs. There’s just one problem. Working at a desk all day can actually be worse on your neck and back than physical work if you don’t use proper posture. Here are some tips for maintaining proper posture at the office.
The driver’s seat in most vehicles is not designed for proper posture. If you have a seat designed for multiple adjustments, try to sit the same way you would at a desk as described above. Obviously, you can’t keep your feet flat on the ground because you need to press the pedals. This will result in additional pressure on your lower back, so lumbar support is even more important in your vehicle. Here are a few tips for cutting down commute times, so you spend less time in the driver’s seat.
The average person checks mobile devices dozens of times per day. This includes social media, using apps, surfing the web, and texting. As a result, the term “text neck” has arisen to denote when neck pain is caused by this frequent smartphone usage. Most of the time, we hold a phone near our lap and crane the neck forward rather than holding up the phone at eye level. This increases the strain even more. Then we compound the problem by checking our devices dozens of times per day. Here are a few tips for avoiding text neck.
Upper cervical chiropractic has one focus – properly aligning the top two bones of the neck. After all, these are the bones that balance the head. If they are out of position, the entire spine has to compensate.
It just makes sense that if you are dealing with neck pain you should see a healthcare practitioner who specializes in the neck. Plus, upper cervical adjustments are gentle and precise, so they hold longer and give your body the time it needs to heal naturally. There’s no popping or twisting as in general chiropractic. Plus, once your adjustments begin to hold, you may not even have to go every week, so this is a cost-effective solution as well.
Of course, to lengthen your time between visits, you will want to apply the suggestions in this article and others the practitioner may provide during your visit to help your adjustments hold longer. The key is never to ignore neck pain. It’s your body’s way of saying it needs help. Find an upper cervical chiropractor near you to get the help you need.
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