Seven hours. That is how many hours a day each of us spends using electronic devices. Whether it is a smartphone, tablet, or laptop the research shows we spend a lot of time hunched over a screen. All that hunching over quadruples the pressure on the neck, which may cause muscle strain, headaches, and even a visible hump. The good news is there are several things you can do to straighten up.
Stretch it out. Increasing flexibility is crucial for avoiding tightness and pain in the neck. Flexor and extensor muscles circle the neck from the collarbone to the top of the spine. Loosening these muscles can help improve your flexibility and reduce muscle tightness.
Build Strength. With stretching comes strengthening. It is very important to keep your neck strong and healthy. Stretching your neck muscles allows you to increase your range of motion and strengthening your neck muscles helps reduce your risk of injury, tension, and pain.
Prevent it. The best course of action is prevention. The way you can prevent tech neck is by keeping the top of your screens at eye level. This allows you to keep your neck in a comfortable position, which helps prevent neck pain, stress, and discomfort.
If you are looking for a safe, easy, and affordable way to keep your neck healthy and strong then go see a chiropractor. A chiropractor can help restore your neck and help keep it in healthy condition. A chiropractor can also provide you with stretches and exercises to help you keep your neck strong and flexible. Not to mention chiropractic care is the best avenue when it comes to prevention.
For more information or to schedule an appointment visit www.hambychiro.com or call 912-826-4444.
September 2019 Edition