60 Second Computer Neck Pain
Ah, computers. We can’t live with them, and we certainly can’t live without them.
People are commonly spending upwards of eight hours a day in front of their computers, and as a result, they are often suffering from computer neck pain. When the neck is held in one position for too long, it starts reshaping. New muscle groups begin working to support the head in an unnatural position. Pain is a result.
Over time, these muscles may strengthen, or they may weaken and become fixed in a state of near spasm to keep the head rigid. Some of the neck muscles can shorten and the head may start to move forward on the shoulders. The jaw starts getting affected as the head moves forward. You may end up with headaches or jaw and face pain all due to your cute little laptop.
Computer neck is contagious – you get it from your digital sidekick. Stop the spread! Call us and come in for an adjustment.
Dr. Thorburn is a Registered Nurse and a Doctor of Chiropractic. She also has advanced training in nutrition. Take advantage of her 46 years of experience!