How to Stop Leaving Work with a Stiff Neck
Stiff necks are epidemic among deskbound workers.
As the main portal between head and body, the neck is subject to the weight and position of the head above and the curvature of the spine below. Spending hours at a desk, often hunched over in front of the computer in the forward head and shoulder posture destabilizes your entire support structure.
- The forward pull of the head magnifies weight to the spine, creating excessive pressure on the intervertebral discs in the lower neck
- Muscles of the upper back are constantly firing in order to maintain a counterweight against the pull of gravity on the head
- The upper back and shoulders round, further intensifying the problem.
Given long enough, this repetitive trauma will contribute to degenerative problems in the neck, but more likely you will go through an agonizingly long period of muscle strain. That stiff neck is not normal and it’s time we start doing something about it.
Healing a stiff neck with the help of Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center
At our office in Milpitas, we focus on the following when it comes to healing a stiff neck:
Begin by relieving muscle tension
Improve blood circulation to the injurious region, to bring healing nutrients and oxygen to the embattled cells
Improve range of motion
Our techniques involve gentle adjustment of the spine to release pressure from nerves. Furthermore, we provide spinal traction that targets tight muscles and helps to elongate them, creating space for the blood to flow in to the aid of the muscles in your stiff neck! Once we have established a lessening of the stiffness and a trajectory of healing, we show you simple exercises and stretches that can be employed throughout the work day to keep those muscles from returning to that stiff state! To create a coordinated plan for healing your stiff neck, give our office a call in Milpitas to schedule an appointment today.
Dr. Gregory Lind, D.C.