Tech neck was a common problem even before millions of Americans started working from home in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19. Now tech neck is even more of an issue with so many of us staring at our computer screens and smart devices day in and day out.
With the way most of us crane our necks when we stare at our smartphones, neck pain and neck tension associated with tech neck might seem unavoidable.
However, Holmes Chiropractic would like to provide patients and readers with a few tips to avoid tech neck.
Tip #1: Stand if You Can
Whenever you can stand while working, you’ll limit the pressure that sitting in a chair puts on your spine and our neck. Using a standing elevating desk will help you switch up the monotony of a workday.
Tip #2: Stretch it Out
Take 20-45 minutes each day to stretch your body, especially your neck. Staring at devices like our smartphones and computers, not to mention keeping less than perfect posture, can cause tension, which needs to be counteracted by stretching.
Tip #3: Visit Your Local Chiropractor
Visiting your local chiropractor will help treat tech neck and back pain that persists despite stretching and other therapeutic measures. Chiropractic treatment will help you unlock your true potential. Contact Holmes Chiropractic Clinic today to schedule your consultation.