Do Plymouth office workers get neck pain? You bet they do! Just like Plymouth small business owners and students and teachers and secretaries and executive assistants and content writers for websites! Even the family accountant and chief bill payer gets neck pain! Why? We all - well, most of us - work over computers and at desks and in chairs that aren't very neck friendly. Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology relieves neck pain and has tips for how to prevent it as well.
Now we don't want to pick on just the desktop computers; the notebook computers are not so hot for our necks (and wrists!) either. A recent study about notebook computer usage found that a 12 degree incline under a notebook placed on a desk improved neck and head postures while only slightly increasing wrist extension which seemed to be acceptable. (1) Nice bit of info ...
So what should we do about all this neck pain experienced by Plymouth computer users?
A review study recently recommended muscle strengthening or endurance exercise to treat neck pain and muscle endurance exercise for reducing pain-related disability. (2) What are these?
Muscle strengthening involves improving the amount of force you can exert against resistance. Push-ups and working with free weights are examples. For the neck muscles, working with a neck exerciser or against your own hand resistance produces results.
Muscle endurance exercise builds muscle over time with more repetitions and such to get the muscles to work longer.
While Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology appreciates the recommendations, our Plymouth chiropractor will likely combine chiropractic spinal manipulation with exercise (and maybe throw in a few tips for a more ergonomically friendly workspace!) for your Plymouth neck pain relief, best clinical outcome, and future neck pain prevention. Our Cox Technic system tells us to look for relief of at least 50% in 30 days. So many of our Plymouth neck pain patients report relief in just a visit or two while some take a little longer. But our 50% Rule sets your expectation and guides our chiropractic treatment plan for your relief.
So make your chiropractic appointment today. Contact Atiyeh Chiropractic and Functional Neurology for a full examination, diagnosis and gentle, safe neck pain treatment and relief.