4 Tips to Prevent Neck Pain

prevent neck pain The modern lifestyle is hard on the body. Most people are forced to sit parked at their desk for hours on end. They can cause considerable damage to the body, especially the back and the neck. This doesn’t mean that neck pain is unavoidable. In fact, just making a few changes in your posture and your lifestyle, you can keep neck pain at bay. Here’s what we at Family Chiropractic & Wellness suggest you do.

  • Position the Monitor Correctly- You need to position the monitor in such a way that your head is perfectly straight and in a natural position. If you have to tilt your head for long periods of time while facing the monitor, your neck will endure considerable strain. That would lead to stiffness and neck pain.
  • Consider the Lighting- Your work station should be well lit and you should be able to see your monitor and the keyword clearly. If you don’t have appropriate lighting, you’ll lean forward and strain your neck in the process. Chiropractors place great emphasis on maintaining the right posture, so it’s vital to sit without hunching forward.
  • Don’t Sleep on Your Stomach – Sleeping on your stomach is a bad habit. It places considerable stress on your body, especially the neck. When you sleep on your stomach, you need to turn your head to breathe. That means your neck is resting at an unnatural angle for the entire night. That can lead to neck pain and stiffness.
  • Checking Your Eyesight- People don’t realize just how much strain they place on their necks and their eyes when they don’t correct their eyesight. You crane your neck or tilt it to the side while trying to see more clearly. That can cause strain and lead to neck problems.

By taking these measures, you’ll be able to keep neck pain at bay. You can also approach your chiropractor if you’re already experiencing pain.

If you have any questions about chiropractic treatments in Columbus, Indiana or wish to make an appointment, you can fill in this contact us form and we’ll get back to you. You can also give us a call at 812 373 3376. We at Family Chiropractic & Wellness will be happy to hear from you.