Neck pain is a very common complaint, and chiropractic is definitely an awesome solution. But there are plenty of things you are doing in your daily life that are causing your pain. Here's what you need to know:
Most Common Causes of Neck Pain
- Bad posture: Do you sit hunched at a desk all day? Are you making sure to sit up straight or are you straining your neck due to poor posture?
- Text Neck: Text neck is a real issue and something that is very easily avoided. You likely spend hours on your phone or your iPad. If being on your electronic devices is a necessity just pay attention to your posture. Don't hold your phone down below your neck and stare down at your device. Hold your device up at eye level so you don't have to strain your neck to see it.
- Computer placement: Tilting your head up or down to see your computer can cause a real strain on your neck. Make sure to properly align your computer at your desk.
- Sleeping Habits: When we sleep we are giving our body a chance to rest and reset, however the position we sleep in will most definitely affect how your neck feels when you wake up. There are many things you can do to change your sleeping habits to avoid waking up in pain.
Avoid some of these common behaviors and seek out regular chiropractic care, and your neck will be forever grateful.