Is Neck Pain Part of Your Life?December 27, 2017
Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s your heavy computer bag.
Well actually, it’s probably the first option. Your family could have a history of neck pain, including neck arthritis. Could your genes be the reason why you’re having these pains? We might not be able to tell you your genetic history, but we can at least see if we can help you with your neck pain. So raise your hand if your life has been affected by neck pain. Imagine being in a room full of people, and that question was asked to the audience. You would see a sea of hands shoot up. Going through life you will come across many burdens on your body. As much as we can do to prevent this, it is inevitable. Let’s look at some other daily factors that attribute to neck pain.
Your Posture can be the Culprit
Are you slouching? Poor posture can bring unfortunate pain to your neck and body. When you slouch when you sit, your head is pushed forward in front of your shoulders, and it cause certain muscles to tense up. These are the same muscles that are used to rotate your head, or muscles located in your chest. Try and fix your posture by aligning your body to a neutral spine position when you sit. If you’re having trouble with this, come in to our office and we can see if we can help you fix your posture, and eliminate your neck pain.
Looking Down at Your Phone
Let’s face it, we’re on our phone constantly. We’re on it for social media, to look at funny videos of dogs, and to find our way to restaurants (and then leave a good review because it was amazing). You’re probably on your phone right now reading this. And more than likely, you are holding your phone at chest level and looking down at it. We probably spend hours a day in this position, and our necks are taking the strain of it. This constant posture can bring unwanted neck pain to your life. How can you help this? We can suggest giving your phone a break, but to some that isn’t an option. Bring your phone higher so you are looking at it face level. And while it’s up there, go ahead and grab a selfie because that’s how you prevent future neck pain.
Your Daily Commute
We spend hours a day in a car. This includes commuting, picking the kids up from school, and driving to grab dinner for the family. Unfortunately driving can lead to neck pain in many ways. The most common way is from car accidents. Another major problem is stress you receive from driving. Your body and muscles tense up while you’re getting cut off in traffic, or when you’re late to work. This causes headaches, back aches, and neck pain while you are giving the other drivers wonderful gestures.
Are you relating way too much to any of these situations? See how Restoration Health can you help you with your neck pain.
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