Most Common Contributors to Neck Pain

Did you know that neck pain can come about from sleep, driving an automobile, working on the computer, staring at the TV screen, not to mention during times of exercise, strenuous activity, or when lifting heavy objects.

If patients are made aware of common contributors to neck pain, it will help better equip patients to set in place best practices and preventive measures to ensure peak wellness.

Below we go over some of the most common causes of neck pain.


Many of us work at jobs that have us sitting in uncomfortable chairs, staring at a computer screen that is likely not set up for optimum neck benefits. Making sure to incorporate a nice, rigorous stretch routine into your workday is key. Your coworkers might even start joining in!

Improper Lifting Technique

We lift many objects on a weekly basis and many of us hardly exhibit perfect form, to put it mildly. Many of us take big risks lifting with our back instead of our legs, which can easily lead to back and neck pain.

Driving Your Car

Driving your car has you, again, sitting in a less-than-comfortable position and keeping our necks in one position. We also engage in sudden, jerky motions, craning our necks to and fro, which can lead to neck strain and injury. Driving a car poses significant risks to your neck without even considering the potential for injury as a result of an automobile accident.

If you have any additional questions about neck pain and what you can do to treat your condition the drug-free way, contact Holmes Chiropractic today to schedule your one-on-one visit with us.