We all have a daily groove. That first cup of coffee, or quick check of screens, gets us going. But, without thinking, we may have a few habits that gradually add up to become serious neck pain.
If you are having neck pain, or just want to avoid it in the future, SpineHealth.com suggests you take these steps:
- Take Control of Screens – Most of us probably have no idea how many hours we stare at screens, but the total time, and number of bad positions easily spells overload. Reposition laptops and phone screens so that you are looking straight ahead. Break up texting times as much as possible. Redo your computer setup so that the top of the screen is at eye level, and remember to take frequent breaks.
- Put Out That Cigarette – You know why you should not smoke, but you may not know smoking can accelerate degenerative disc disease in the neck. Smoking can damage the small blood vessels that the spinal discs depend on for oxygen-rich blood, increasing disc degeneration.
- Avoid Sleeping on Your Stomach – Sleeping face down may cause you to turn your head and neck to the side in an awkward angle. Try to sleep on your side or back. If you must sleep on your stomach use a flat pillow or no pillow.
After solving neck issues, you might want to take a look at the many other risks your body faces.
Stop in at your local chiropractor, The Joint Chiropractic, and find out just how much your spine impacts everything you do. When it’s happy, you probably are too. When it’s not working, you will know very quickly.
The way we walk, sit and move through our day with ease or in pain, all starts with good spinal health, the command central point for our nervous system.
When you visit, your chiropractor will be ready to talk about your neck and any other questions or issues you have. Using a spinal adjustment to find and adjust misalignments, he or she will help you find answers without pain medication or surgery.
You may want to set up weekly 15-minute sessions to stay adjusted, keeping your spine in prime form, and helping your chiropractor monitor the situation to avoid any new injuries.
If you would like to sort out your whole body, experiencing better energy and less pain, chiropractic may be the wellness center you need now.
Stop by and find out how easy it is at The Joint Chiropractic. The Joint eliminates the hassle of insurance providing an independent affordable care plan. Flexible weekday, weekend and evening hours are available. Walk-in visits are welcome.
This article is made available for general, entertainment and educational purposes only. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect those of The Joint Corp (or its franchisees and affiliates). You should always seek the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.