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Making Your Practice More Family Focused

Four Little Habits That May Be Contributing To Your Chronic Neck Pain

by Monica Reynolds

Do you struggle with ongoing neck pain, even though you have never injured your neck or had a significant traumatic experience? Neck pain of this type is often caused (or made worse by) a variety of bad habits that are peppered through your daily life. Here's a look at four such habits.

Sleeping on an Old Pillow

How old is your pillow? If it is more than a year or two old, it is probably time for a new pillow. The filling in conventional pillows gets compressed over time, and as this occurs, the pillow becomes less able to support your head and neck as you sleep. Look for a pillow made specifically for people with neck pain. For best results, try laying your head down on various pillows in the store until you find one you enjoy.

Driving with Your Seat Too Far Back

When you drive, pay attention to how your seat is adjusted and how you sit on the seat. If your seat is too far back, you may be forced to lift your neck and back away from the seat each time you want to look to the side. Over time, this can cause considerable neck strain, especially if you drive a lot. Adjust your seat and seat back so that you can turn your head to see in all directions without having to lean forward away from the seat.

Sitting with Your Desk Chair Too Low

If your desk chair is too low, you will have to hang your head and look down at your computer screen all day. Try moving your chair up a little so you can look straight ahead with your neck straight as you work. You may also want to look into a standing desk, which will reduce the strain all the way through your spine as you work.

Looking at Your Phone Too Much

If you're like most people these days, you do a lot on your smartphone, from checking email to playing games. If you hold your phone down in your lap and always peer down at it, this could be contributing to your neck pain as the position forces you to hang your head a lot. Try using your phone less often, and when you use it be sure to lift it up so you don't have to look down at it.

If you can correct these four habits, you'll probably find that your neck pain subsides. For more help with neck pain, contact chiropractors like Dr. Shirali Kianian.