Is Your Neck Pain the Result of Your Office Job?

Is your office job causing you to have neck pain?

Neck Pain for Office Workers

In the western world, office jobs are often seen as superior to manual labor. However, the sedentary lifestyle that may accompany long days at the office (not to mention all of that stress) may be at the heart of the increasing amount of neck pain experienced by employees with what some would consider a cushy job.

3 Ways Office Jobs Lead to Neck Pain

Here are 3 factors that lead to neck pain for office workers:

  1. Sitting for long hours – Sitting is rough on the spine, especially since most people adopt poor posture during long sitting sessions.
  2. Poor office setup – Not having the right chair or monitors at the correct height only serves to enhance poor posture in the workplace.
  3. Not getting enough exercise – Many office workers are stuck working long hours. Then the pain that comes from sitting all day discourages evening and weekend exercise, leading to a sedentary lifestyle.

How to Fix Office-Related Neck Pain

Here are a few ways to deal with your neck pain if you have to work in an office all day:

  1. Join a gym – Some offices offer to pay half on a gym membership because keeping employees healthy is important to productivity. Either way, staying active is important.
  2. Learn some simple stretches – With the help of a doctor or chiropractor, learn some simple stretches that you can perform in the office throughout the day. This will keep you from getting as sore and may make it easier to exercise during your free time.
  3. Find an upper cervical chiropractor – Upper cervical chiropractors specialize in the C1 and C2 vertebrae at the top of the neck. These bones are often to blame when neck pain is present. A gentle adjustment can help provide relief and give the body the chance it needs to heal from soft tissue damage. Contact a practice near you to learn more.


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