Preventing Neck Pain
These tips are given by Doroski Chiropractic Neurology in the Woodbridge, Dale City VA area. Dr Doroski is the only Chiropractor in Woodbridge, Dale City Virginia with a diplomate in Chiropractic Neurology.
Easy preventive measures
Proper neck posture, a simple matter of good body mechanics, can offer you protection from neck pain. Here are suggestions from the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and other experts that can help prevent the misuse or overuse of your neck:
Don’t sit in 1 place for a long time. If you’re stuck at your desk, place items around your office so that you are forced to get up or stretch to retrieve them.
Maintain good posture for your neck. Adjust your desk chair so your hips are slightly higher than your knees. Your head and neck will then naturally assume the correct position. When traveling, place a small pillow or rolled up towel between your neck and the headrest.
Don’t sleep with too many pillows or with a pillow that’s too thick.
When talking on the phone, don’t cradle the phone between head and shoulder. If you’re on the phone often, switch to a headset or speakerphone.
If you are reading or typing from other materials, raise the pages to eye level.
If you have corrected vision, keep your prescription current so you don’t have to crane your neck forward to see clearly.
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