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How to Prevent Neck Pain While Sitting at Your Computer Desk

Written By Spine and Rehabilitation of Morris, LLC on May 19, 2020

rsz workplacepostureThe COVID-19 pandemic is still in full swing, and that means many people in Cedar Knolls continue working from home.

While working from home keeps us safe from the virus, it comes with its own risks. For many, being out of the office means work becomes a significantly more sedentary activity. Leaning over your computer for extended periods can strain your neck and cause pain.

Causes of Neck Pain

While strain is one of the most common causes of neck pain, there are other reasons you may experience pain, such as:

  • Worn joints from age
  • Injuries from car accidents or sports
  • Nerve compression from bone spurs or herniated discs
  • Diseases like arthritis

It’s essential to seek neck pain treatment to determine the cause of your pain and ensure your symptoms do not worsen.

3 Ways to Treat Neck Pain While Working from Home

Here are three easy neck pain treatments to keep in mind while you work from home.

1. Sit Up Straight

Good posture keeps your weight distributed correctly, helping to prevent and relieve strain. Keep your feet flat on the floor, your back straight against the back of your chair, and hold your head up over your shoulders.

2. Walk Around Often

It’s hard to maintain good posture when you’re focused on work. Fortunately, regular activity can also reduce neck pain. Set a timer to remind yourself to get up and walk around every half hour, or get up anytime you start to feel pain.

3. See a Chiropractor 

Sometimes home remedies aren’t enough. If that’s the case, it’s time to see a doctor. A doctor of chiropractic can determine the root cause of your pain and provide natural, holistic treatment.

Neck Pain Treatment in Cedar Knolls

Dr. Larry Goldfarb is a doctor of chiropractic with 37 years of experience in the industry. Additionally, he has been a researcher in several high-profile medical studies. If you are in pain, seek neck pain treatment in Cedar Knolls at Spine and Rehabilitation of Morris, LLC. Dr. Goldfarb will identify the cause of your pain and recommend a treatment plan.

Don’t stay in pain any longer. Call (973) 359-4400 or use our online form to schedule your appointment today.

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