Neck Pain Due to Bad Posture? Chiropractic can Help
Not only does bad posture look uninviting, but it also decreases your flexibility and increases your risk of getting injured. The development of neck pain is one of the biggest repercussions of sitting with bad posture for a long period of time. A chiropractor can help you fix your posture and carry out the necessary adjustments to realign your cervical spine, so you no longer suffer from persistent neck pain.
How Does Bad Posture Contribute to Neck Pain?
Many of us spend hours on the computer for work and study purposes. These long hours in a nonergonomic environment will put a lot of strain on your neck and cause lasting pain and discomfort without proper posture.
Poor posture can cause neck pain because:
- It causes an increased amount of stress on your cervical spine
- It results in unnecessary stretching of the spine and nerve roots
- It may cause muscle overload and make you more susceptible to neck sprains and strains
Muscle imbalance and neck pain only increase the longer you maintain bad posture.
What is the Correct Posture to Prevent Neck Pain?
You may find it comfortable to sit with poor posture due to habit. However, you must correct your posture now to prevent serious health conditions — such as spinal degeneration — from developing.
Sitting with your shoulders and back hunched, or with your neck extended in front of your shoulders, will negatively impact the spine. The best way to ensure your cervical spine remains aligned is to maintain a normal head posture. In this position, your ears remain directly above your shoulders and your shoulders are positioned slightly backwards with an open chest.
Chiropractic Care for Neck Pain
Apart from practicing good posture, you should also visit a chiropractor to help relieve your pain. Dr. Thomas Saeman D.C and Dr. Johnathan Sears will give you a thorough checkup to determine the cause of your neck pain and injury.
During this initial examination, your chiropractor will test how well you can move and try to determine any nerve changes. Once they have a good understanding of your condition, they will likely conduct neck adjustments using their hands. The purpose of these cervical manipulations is to improve your neck mobility and restore your original range of motion.
Visit us at Back to Health Chiropractic and Massage today to book your appointment with a chiropractor and alleviate your neck pain.