Almost everyone has had neck pain at some point in life. Neck pain is a frequent source of discomfort, especially chronic ones. People often overlook it, but neck pain can be a result of our long-term bad habits. Fortunately, we can get control over them through some lifestyle modifications. Here are some practical tips to help you get rid or avoid neck pain:
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Keep Screens at Eye Level
Any gadget you have, whether that is your computer monitor or mobile screen, should be put at your eye level every time you use them. This should reduce your neck strain. Tilting your neck downward for many long hours to stare at your gadget increases the stress in your neck.
Have Regular Breaks
Sitting for an extended period in front of your computer can stiffen your neck and cause pain. Stand up every 30 minutes; walk around a bit; and make time to stretch to avoid discomfort.
Lighten the Load
Keep the items inside your bag or purse light as much as possible to not hurt your shoulder and neck. Rather than carrying a shoulder bag that puts weight over your one shoulder, try using a backpack for even distribution of the weight of your bag.
Address its Root Cause
Upper cervical chiropractic can help you get to the bottom of your neck problem. Often, a misalignment may be the origin of many cases of neck pain.