Preventing Neck Pain While Working from Home
As many of us continue to work from home, it is important to make sure that you’re taking care of our bodies while we continue to adjust to this new work environment. The spine specialists at
Set Up a Designated Work Station
Although working from home was meant to be a temporary solution for many in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s proving to be a more semi-permanent solution. While you may be tempted to work from bed or on your couch for maximum comfort, this can actually lead to an increased strain on your neck and back due to awkward positioning. If you work laying down, it can also lead to the deconditioning of the supportive muscles in your neck and back.
As a simple solution, set up a table or desk where you can sit upright and do your work.
Get up and Stretch
When you sit down for long periods of time, it can be easy for your muscles to become stiff and compressed, leading to unwanted neck stiffness and discomfort. While you work, be sure to get up at least once every hour to give your vertebrae a change in position.
Use a Headset or Headphones
If you have a job that requires you to be on the phone frequently throughout the day, you may want to opt for a headset or a pair of headphones. This is because holding a phone to your ear or between your face and shoulder can also cause discomfort from improper posture. By using a headset or headphones, you are able to maintain proper posture while being productive.
Neck Pain Relief in Santa Clarita
At Unruh Spine Center, we provide comprehensive healing methods that aim to not only treat your current condition but promote long-term, whole-body health.
At your consultation, we’ll discuss your back and form a plan that may include a mix of our holistic and traditional treatment options, such as:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Massage therapy
- Spine and/or trigger point injections
- Shockwave therapy
Contact our team today to book your first consultation: (661) 338-5167