Most of us spend too much time sitting and looking down at our phones or laptops. We are seeing more postural related problems since the pandemic as our work habits have changed or gotten worse.
If you suffer from a stiff neck, it could be because your poor posture is contributing to weakening your neck muscles. This may mean that the muscles cannot support your neck as well, in turn causing additional stress on your spinal joints.
Over time, that extra stress can change how you move. This could increase the pressure on your spinal discs, which can eventually lead to neck pain.
Why is this important?
That habit of looking down at our computers or phones all day often means we’re living with chronically tired neck muscles. We noticed changes to our own neck when we started using Ipads more to record notes. We had to adapt and ensure that we were not causing more stresses as we worked.
That is because the stress can add up and can also result in the joints of your neck not moving correctly. It could only be a matter of time before you wake up with a stiff neck or turn your head during the day and get an intense muscle discomfort or pain.
Wondering how to get rid of a stiff neck?
Here are 3 steps we recommend you take to try and reduce stiffness:
- Do your best to do a range of motion focused exercises each day. Aim to stretch and strengthen the muscles that support the joints in your neck. We have a range of resources here:- https://chiropractorinstoke.co.uk/exercise-videos
- Treat yourself to a supportive pillow that you find comfortable when you sleep. This should keep your head in a neutral position throughout the night.
- Book a regular appointment to have spinal adjustments to help maintain proper movement patterns with regard to your neck and spinal joints.
How we can help.
In our clinics we focus on helping you function better so you can feel better, move better and live better. Small adjustments can equal big changes in your quality of life – especially when it comes to how to get rid of a stiff neck. Our whole team is here to help!
We’ll also work with you to provide you with stretches and exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home. This helps with maintaining the effects of our care. You can also make use of our Functional Movement Rehab services using the ground breaking FMS – the only chiropractic clinic in Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme with this bespoke facility.
So, if your neck pain has gotten in the way of you enjoying your life. If you’re looking for natural neck pain treatment in Stoke on Trent or Newcastle under Lyme. Give us a call and book that next appointment today.
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