Poor posture is the leading cause of neck pain!
When individuals consider neck pain, they generally associate it with careers in the hard labor industry such as construction or farm work. Although, those who sit in front of a computer often suffer from neck pain that is just as painful and, in some cases, debilitating. Individuals who perform office work on a daily basis often suffer from excruciating neck pain. Poor posture at the computer can cause neck pain! There are several steps these victims can take to combat this discomfort and work toward a healthier state.
The US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health has reported that about 46% of individuals suffer from neck pain associated with sitting at a desk, and nearly 20% of these complained of chronic pain issues. This takes its toll, not only on physical and mental conditions, but on the wallet as well. In some cases, it means missing days from work and therefore a decrease in pay each week. In other cases, individuals not only miss work, but also must seek medical attention effectively increasing their monthly of medications, prescriptions or over-the-counter, and/or herbal remedies.
Another measure they suggest is the traditional heat and ice therapy that is commonly used for children who participate in school sports. Ice should be applied to the area for the first 48 to 72 hours, followed by heat thereafter. Rest and relaxation is also strongly recommended. A day or two of simple rest can prevent a week or two of missing work. After some adequate rest, these professionals recommend slow range motion exercises. It is important to be cautious while performing these, or any type of exercises. Slow and methodical motions are best so as not to over use the afflicted muscles and prevent further damage with poor posture neck pain.
Chiropractic care is the most cost effective, holistic way to relieve neck pain. Gentle techniques can be used to work out the kinks and restore function. You will learn some basic posture correction to cure poor posture! Combining chiropractic care and physical therapy can be the fastest way to feel relief from poor posture and neck pain.
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