Neck pain is one of the four common types of pain (National Institute of Health Statistics) in America. This is not surprising given the sedentary nature of most jobs and rising use of electronics.
In this video, Adam shares two simple behavioral changes that you can use to deal with shoulder and neck pain at work.
Neck Pain Tip #1: Stand Up
Often times, we are so focused on work that we become unaware of our sitting posture. This is an issue because poor sitting posture compromises your low back and neck by placing unnecessary pressure on it. Try using a standing desk at work or take breaks in between work to stand, stretch and walk around.
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Neck Pain Tip #2: Stretch and Move Around
Those with shoulder and neck pain may want to consider stretching their upper body in conjunction to standing. Simple stretches such as reaching overhead, down to the ground, or side-to-side helps keep your body upright and creates motion in your joints. Remember, motion is lotion and we are meant to move!
A quick note: When stretching, it is important that no pinching is felt in your spine or joints. If pinching is felt, consult with a specialist for further evaluation.