Do McHenry office workers get neck pain? You bet they do! Just like McHenry small business owners and students and educators and secretaries and executive assistants and content writers for websites! Even the family accountant and chief bill payer gets neck pain! Why? We all - well, most of us - work over computers and at desks and in chairs that aren't very neck friendly. OrthoIllinois Chiropractic relieves neck pain and has hints for how to avert it as well.
Now we don't want to blame just the desktop computers; the notebook computers are not great for our necks (and wrists!) either. A recent study about notebook computer usage found that a 12 degree incline under a notebook sitting on a desk enhanced neck and head postures while barely adding to wrist extension which appears to be acceptable. (1) Nice bit of info ...
So what should we do about all this neck pain experienced by McHenry computer users?
A review study recently recommended muscle strengthening or endurance exercise to care for neck pain and muscle endurance exercise for reducing pain-related disability. (2) What are these?
Muscle strengthening involves improving the amount of force you can exert against resistance. Push-ups and working with free weights are examples. For the neck muscles, working with a neck exerciser or against your own hand resistance produces results.
Muscle endurance exercise builds muscle over time with more repetitions and such to get the muscles to work longer.
While OrthoIllinois Chiropractic is grateful for the suggestions, our McHenry chiropractor will likely mix chiropractic spinal manipulation with exercise (and maybe throw in a few tips for a more ergonomically friendly workspace!) for your McHenry neck pain relief, best clinical outcome, and future neck pain prevention. Our Cox Technic system tells us to anticipate for relief of at least 50% in 30 days. So many of our McHenry neck pain patients report relief in just a visit or two while some take a little longer. But our 50% Rule sets your expectation and guides our chiropractic treatment plan for your relief.
So make your chiropractic appointment today. Contact OrthoIllinois Chiropractic for a full examination, diagnosis and gentle, safe neck pain treatment and relief.
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