How to Prevent Neck Pain While Sitting at Your Computer Desk
Neck pain is one of the top contributors to new patient visits to many chiropractic offices. Studies have shown that the prevalence of neck pain across the world's population is approximately 75.1%, as compared to the prevalence of low back pain, which is approximately 70%. So, it comes as no surprise that more people are seeking out neck pain treatment.
Common Causes of Neck Pain for Desk Workers
Working at a desk presents a whole new range of potential causes for neck pain. Some of the most common causes include:
- A poorly designed workstation setup
- Lack of movement
- Improper lighting
How to Prevent Neck Pain While Working at Your Desk
While working at a computer desk may seem harmless, without the right setup and adequate breaks throughout your day, you could be doing more harm than you think.
Here are some simple tips to help you prevent neck pain while working at your desk:
1. Keep Your Lighting in Front of Your Computer Screen
This helps to reduce glare and strain on your eyes, decreasing the need to lean in towards your screen.
2. Maintain an Ergonomic Setup
Your screen should be at eye level, reducing the need to hunch your shoulders. Your mouse, keyboard, and all other essential items should be within arm's length to reduce the need to stretch for them. When sitting in your chair, your feet should be touching the ground to ensure proper posture.
3. Take Frequent Breaks
You want to get up and move around every 20-30 minutes. Small stretches can help ease any tension in your upper back and neck, and give your eyes a break from the screen.
Why Consider Neck Pain Treatment with Chiropractic Care?
Chiropractic care provides many methods to help you not only find relief from your neck pain, but your care team will also work to help you address those patterns that may be contributing to your neck pain.
Common chiropractic neck pain treatment methods include:
Find Neck Pain Treatment Options in Orlando, FL
The team at Mattia Spinal Care & Rehab Center takes adequate time to get to know each patient, ensuring your treatment plan is unique to your needs.
If you're seeking out neck pain treatment, contact us today or call our Orlando, FL office at (407) 909-4788 to schedule your consultation.