Do Chicago office employees get neck pain? You bet they do! Just like Chicago small business owners and apprentices and professors and receptionists and executive assistants and content writers for websites! Even the family bookkeeper and chief bill payer experiences neck pain! Why? We all - well, most of us - work over computers and at desks and in chairs that aren't very neck friendly. Chiropractic Care eases neck pain and has tips for how to prevent it as well.
Now we don't want to rag on just the desktop computers; the laptop computers are not so hot for our necks (and wrists!) either. A current study on 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 endured by Chicago computer users?
A review study currently suggest muscle strengthening or endurance exercise to treat neck pain and muscle endurance exercise for decreasing pain-related disability. (2) What are these?
Muscle strengthening includes improving the quantity of force you can exert against resistance. Push-ups and working with free weights are instances. 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 Chiropractic Care appreciates the recommendations, our Chicago chiropractor will likely combine chiropractic spinal manipulation with exercise (and maybe throw in a few hints for a more ergonomically friendly workspace!) for your Chicago 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 Chicago 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 Chiropractic Care for a full examination, diagnosis and gentle, safe neck pain treatment and relief.