Desk posture and neck pain

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Two out of three of us will have neck pain at some time in our lives. Many complaints are probably due to minor sprains or bad posture.

Sitting for prolonged time hunched at the desk can be a major cause of neck pain and neck problems as it increases stress of the neck. The fact that many people with desk jobs spend most of their time sitting without moving for hours at a time, there is no doubt that desk jobs are associated with increased instances of neck pain. Moreover, sitting in a slouched position can overstretch the spinal ligaments and strain the spinal discs. There are few techniques to treat the neck pain.

Neck Adjustment

Sometimes there is a need for neck to be adjusted by applying manual pressure to certain joints in the neck to alleviate pressure and pain and to increase mobility and range of motion. This can even improve neighbouring muscles that may also be stiff or sore due to poor posture. Another technique, which is called neck mobilization, uses massage to help increase blood flow to areas of the neck to reduce inflammation and facilitate healing of soft tissue. Neck mobilization can be particularly beneficial for those dealing with strained or pulled muscles and ligaments in the neck and back. Just by manipulating the soft tissue of the tendons, ligaments and muscles the symptoms will get reduced.

Rehabilitation Exercises

Neck exercises are a common part of any neck pain treatment plan. By incorporating a series of stretching, and aerobic and trigger point exercises into your daily routine we can help to reduce your neck discomfort. Aerobic exercise such as running on the treadmill or elliptical can help produce endorphins, which can naturally kill pain. Furthermore, these exercise help by loosening and strengthening sore, tight muscles.

Every patient is different. A treatment plan is prepared to specific condition and symptoms of each patient individually. There might be even a combination of recommended, therapeutic treatments to properly treat your neck. Chiropodist usually prepares a stretching program to prevent recurrence.

Don’t let the pain lead your life!

By | 2017-02-16T21:30:44+00:00 November 11th, 2015|Neck, Posture, Spine|Comments Off on Desk posture and neck pain

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Paola Ash
Paola Ash has over 15 years experience in manual therapy/healthcare. Paola is registered with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists (SOCAP).