With how the world works these days (revolving around a desk, a laptop, a tablet or a phone!), neck pain has become an all too familiar companion for many. From students pouring over textbooks for hours to professionals hunched over desks day in and day out, stress and routined activities can take a toll on your neck. In fact, chronic neck pain that is left unchecked can turn into a persistent problem triggering other musculoskeletal problems, negatively impacting one’s quality of life.
Understanding Neck Pain
Neck pain can extend beyond the neck itself, radiating throughout your arm(s), hand(s) and finger(s) or referring to other parts of the body. In some cases, persistent neck pain can lead to frequent headaches. It may also result in changes in posture or movement patterns that contribute to upper or lower back pain, as well as shoulder strains. Additionally, untreated neck pain can potentially lead to nerve impingement, which can cause more significant issues within the entire nervous system.
Here’s some Tips and Tricks to Prevent Neck Pain
1.Ergonomic Setup at home and at work:
Ensure your workspace is ergonomically designed to minimise strain on your neck
and shoulders. Check out the proper sitting ergonomic from the vlog here.
2. Take Regular Breaks:
Short, intermittent breaks are necessary to stretch and relax your neck and
shoulders during work or study sessions. It is best to move around or stretch every
30 minutes if possible.
3. Stay Active:
Engage in regular physical activity to strengthen your neck and back muscles.
4. Maintain Good Posture:
Proper posture when sitting and standing helps to reduce stress on your neck and
You can learn more about this from our previous blog here.
Why does regular Chiropractic care matter when you have neck pain?
Regular chiropractic care is essential when dealing with neck pain because it addresses not only the immediate discomfort in the neck but also the broader impact it can have on your entire body. By seeking chiropractic treatment, you are not only targeting the symptoms but also addressing the root causes of these problems by addressing the underlying biomechanical dysfunction.
Chiropractic care achieves this by:
- Alleviating pressure on discs and nerves
- Enhancing blood circulation to the neck region
- Improving the range of motion in your spine
- Addressing issues such as muscle tension or weakness, joint restriction and inflammation, which can be underlying causes of pain
- Easing headaches and promoting better sleep patterns by relieving pressure on compressed/ irritated spinal nerves
- Reducing stress levels through the alleviation of muscular and neural tension throughout the body
- Correcting proper biomechanic of the body through tailored stretching and strengthening rehabilitation exercises
At My Chirocare, our professional chiropractors use personalised therapies, including chiropractic adjustments, treatments such as spinal decompression therapy and other advanced therapeutic modalities, coupled with a targeted lifestyle advice, to help you regain proper spinal alignment and function.
This integrated approach not only provides long term relief from neck pain but also promotes overall well-being and prevents the development of more severe issues within your nervous system.
Wondering how long it takes to banish neck pain? Visit us at My Chirocare for a proper assessment of your neck pain. Take control of your well-being with us so that you can stand tall again, and live pain-free!
Don’t let discomfort linger; call us today!
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