Neck Pain Hacks You Need
By Sara Butler
Neck pain is, well, a real pain in the neck. It's becoming an increasingly more prevalent condition as people are sitting in front of computer screens all day or looking down on their smartphones. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health statistics, roughly 48.9 million Americans suffer from neck pain. But have no fear because the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic want you to know how to care for your neck and find relief with these neck pain hacks.
Here are a few things you should do to get rid of your neck pain and keep it away for good!
Practice Good Posture
Yes, your grandmother nagged you about your posture all through grade school -- but she did it for a good reason! Poor posture is one of the most common reasons why neck pain strikes. The chiropractors at The Joint see many patients who complain of neck pain because they spend all day practicing less-than-ideal posture.
Talk to the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic about how you can work to improve your posture. Chances are they have some very easy tips and tricks to help!
Get a Chiropractic Adjustment
Regular chiropractic adjustments can work to eliminate joint restrictions and dysfunctions that may be contributing to your neck pain. When you restore and maintain a good range of motion in the joints of the neck and back along with relaxing muscles, then your posture will naturally improve, and your neck pain can get better.
Find a Good Pillow
Pillows may not seem important, but they really are -- especially when it comes to neck pain. A good pillow should support your neck in a neutral posture, allowing your head to be level with the rest of the body, not pushed up or falling too far down.
You may also want to think about how you sleep. If you're a stomach sleeper that's not healthy for your neck at all. Talk to the chiropractors at The Joint to help you figure out how to find a better sleeping position.
Yes, exercise can help your neck pain. If you spend a lot of time sitting during the day, then getting up and moving your body can help to keep your joints healthy and your supportive muscles strong. Plus, it can help to restore balance to your body and stretch out tight muscles.
You don't have to live with neck pain. Talk to the chiropractors at The Joint about what you can do to alleviate neck pain in your life.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sandy, Utah.