Neck & Back Pain at The Desk

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Are you experiencing neck tightness, headaches, pain, or fatigue while at your desk?

Lets face it, sitting is now being compared to smoking. The front of your hips begin to tighten, your butt turns into a pancake, your shoulders start to roll in while your head jets out like a turtle. The upper back becomes stiff like a board and the tension begins to build within the neck and shoulders.

On top of that you add stress, increased caffeine consumption, and a poor diet. Digestion starts to slow down and you begin to develop lots of nagging orthopedic issues. Days, weeks, months and now years pile up to where you become a dried up human cashew.

How can we break this cycle? 

Watch this video!!!

3 Quick Ways to Improve Neck Pain while at the desk

Here are four easy steps to help get you back on your feet, and feeling better, even if you have that 40+ hour a week desk job!

Move- all tissues, joints, and organs need movement to thrive. Without movement we get congestion. Start by raising your arms as high as possible overhead. Reach both hands behind you while bending backwards on the chair. Get up and stretch the front of your hips. Walk to the drinking fountain- STRETCH

Drink more water and less caffeine- our brain and connective tissues need water to work more efficiently. In fact water is the best source of energy. Ditch the 3 pm energy drink for a tall glass of water. Drink 0.5-0.8 oz. of water for every pound of body weight. For every 8 oz. of caffeine drink 12 oz. of water.

Breath- breathing exercises can help to reduce stress, decrease blood pressure/HR and muscle tension. Breathing is also much easier when you have good posture

Body Work- Come to Impact Physical Therapy for a multitude of pain solutions or find a bodywork specialist in your local area. Sometimes, you just need a healing hand.

If you have tried all of these tips with no results, it’s time to get in and make an appointment: 

Schedule An Appointment Now!
Focus on work rather than your neck issues!

 

published on Sunday, January 29th, 2017