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How to Avoid Needing Neck Pain Treatment from Spending Too Much Time at Your Computer Desk

Written By Destination Wellness on August 12, 2020

Workplace posture is becoming a hot topic as more and more individuals are finding themselves working longer hours either in their home office or simply spending more time sitting at their desks to avoid unnecessary movement within the office. Unfortunately, that means chiropractors are seeking an increase in individuals who are seeking out neck pain treatment.

Poor Workplace Posture Increasing the Need for Neck Pain Treatments

Sure, while most individuals spend some time at a computer desk throughout their workday, the increase in hours spend sitting at a desk has led to more people experiencing neck pain because they are unaware of what proper workplace posture is.  

When sitting at a computer desk, most individuals tend to lean their head forward and turn their shoulders inwards into a slouching position. Holding this position for even a few minutes can have a profoundly negative effect on your neck because your head usually weighs in at 12 pounds when you are maintaining proper posture. When you start slouching at your computer desk, even a 45-degree forward shift in your head increases the weight of your head to approximately 50 pounds, approximately 10 lbs. for every inch of forward head posture. 

That’s a heck of a lot of weight for your neck to support, and when held for long hours while sitting at a computer desk, it’s no wonder you may need to seek out neck pain treatments. 

Preventing Neck Pain While Sitting at Your Computer Desk

While seeking out neck pain treatment is essential to finding relief, there are some key tricks to helping you avoid pain neck while spending long hours at your computer desk. Here are just a few:

  • Use a chair with adjustable lumbar support and that is the correct height 
  • Keep your feet flat on the floor 
  • Properly position your monitor so that your eyes are level with the top of the screen
  • Keep your keyboard, mouse, and other essentials within easy reach
  • Keep your shoulders relaxed

Neck Pain Treatment in Manalapan, NJ

If you are already experiencing any level of neck pain and are seeking treatment options, then chiropractic care might be the remedy you’ve been looking for. Chiropractic utilizes several different treatment methods to help realign your body, teach you proper posture, and help you find the pain relief you require.

The team at Destination Wellness Center understands that you have little say over how many hours you spend at your computer desk for work. That said, they have several neck pain treatment options to help you relax and improve on your workplace posture. 

Curious about our neck pain treatment options? Then contact us today or call our office at (732) 780-7333.

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