Chiropractic Tips for a Sore Neck
By Sara Butler
Neck soreness and pain are two things that the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic see quite often. And it's no wonder they do since so many people participate in day-to-day tasks that take a real toll on their necks, shoulders, and backs. Even something as simple as sitting at a desk in front of a computer all day can cause this problem. You don't have to view neck pain as something you simply can't avoid. Instead, let the chiropractors at The Joint offer you a few tips to help keep your neck sore and free from pain.
Stretch It Out
If you want to reduce neck pain and soreness, then you need to increase your strength. Specifically, that means strengthening the muscles around the neck and shoulders and keeping them loose with stretching.
Think about it, when you don't stretch and strengthen your neck, the muscles will become locked in place, reducing your range of motion and leading to compensation in other ways that can lead to even more problems down the line. If you can establish a regular stretching routine and take breaks regularly throughout the day to stretch, then you can have a real impact on how your neck feels as you help to increase its flexibility. If you need help figuring out how to accomplish this, then simply ask the chiropractors at The Joint.
Practice Proper Ergonomics
Looking at screens is a big reason behind neck pain in the 21st century. While you may not be able to avoid looking at screens, you can change how you look at them by putting proper ergonomics into practice.
When you're looking at a screen, make sure it's at or just below eye level. The point is you don't want to look down because that can place stress and strain on your neck that leads to pain. If you can increase the comfort of your working environment by having screens at the right height, choosing a supportive chair that is adjustable to you, and keeping the things you use most easily within arm's reach, then you are off to a good ergonomic start.
See the chiropractors at The Joint today for more tips to help you keep your neck healthy. And don't forget to make regular chiropractic adjustments a part of your neck care lineup!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Worth, Tex.