Neck pain is one of the most common conditions we treat. Neck pain is usually caused by working long hours at a computer or whiplash.
The prognosis for neck pain can be poor so it’s very important to treat it correctly from the beginning.
The reason pain begins in the neck when sitting for too long is usually from forward head posture (FHP). FHP increases the amount of strain on the joints because of the weight of your head. The head weighs 10-15 lbs, roughly the weight of a bowling ball. A good analogy to understand this is when you’re holding a bowling ball in your hand straight above your elbow it’s not too hard, but if you hold a bowling ball out in front of you, it quickly becomes difficult as the muscles get overworked.
This is what FHP does to the muscles in your neck, causing tention, inflammation and pain.
At Align Integrative Health we do a thorough examination and take x-rays to evaluate how much FHP you may have and use that information to taylor a custom treatment program for you to get well.
If you have question about this feel free to give us a call.