Do you find yourself looking down at your phone or computer for many hours each day? Ever find yourself with neck pain? Ever put the two together? Well, it’s likely the reason you have neck pain is because you’re adding to the burden of your already overworked neck muscles. Consider the average head weight is 12 to 15lbs. Consider each inch you move your head forward, you’re adding an additional 10lbs of weight to those muscles. That’s why you’re in pain. Thankfully we have some Springfield neck pain management strategies to share with you.
Your posture is so important and forms the foundation of everything. You likely have a bad habit and it will take a few months of proper posture training to rectify it. One way to correct your neck posture is to tuck your neck down to form a double chin. Talk while doing this next part. You will find your voice isn’t clear. Slowly raise your head until your voice is clear. Now hold this position all day if possible. This will correct your neck posture.
Always ensure that your pillow supports your neck. Neck support is vital and more important than supporting your head. If need be, get a new pillow. We can help advise the proper pillow.
Exercise & Activity
Exercise is important and if you’re passionate about playing sports, you need to work out if you’re doing anything that can hinder your neck. It’s very common to go into something full on, but it is always best to build up in your activity and gradually allow your body to keep up in frequency and intensity over time. If you get hurt and you’re taking over a few days to recover, you’ve overdone it.
At Back & Body Springfield we can obviously adjust you. Adjustments and manual therapies are perhaps the best way to help with neck pain as they decompress the area, allow the muscles to go back to where they should be and allow your joints to decompress. We can also provide you with more Springfield neck pain management strategies to help you even more.
Ultimately, we want to see you out of pain and prevention is always better than cure. Use these techniques and you’ll find yourself suffering with less pain. If you are in pain, call us and we can help get it under control.
In pain? Want a tune up? Call us today (908) 325 – 3000. We can treat and help you.