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Help for Neck Pain

desk job neck painWhether driving for a living, nursing a baby, sleeping in an awkward position or sitting at a desk for extended periods, our bodies are subjected to an unnatural amount of stress, leading to neck discomfort and potential long-term issues. Neck pain is one of the most common conditions we see at Tamar Chiropractic.

Poor Posture Is a Major Culprit

Poor posture often contributes to neck pain, as it puts unnatural stress on our frame. A frequent scenario is excessive screen time with screens in laps, which causes stress on the neck. This habit is particularly concerning among children and young adults, leading to an increasing incidence of neck curvature loss and dowager’s hump, conditions that shouldn’t occur at this early age.

Helping Kids Avoid ‘Tech Neck’

Ensuring kids use their devices in a safe manner can significantly aid in preventing neck pain. Instead of placing the phone or tablet in their lap, encourage them to bring one foot up onto their chair, resting the device on their knee or holding it with their elbows in their lap. Using pillows or a box to prop the screen up can also help reduce the strain on their neck.

The Importance of Constant Movement

Our bodies crave variation and movement. Encourage children to change their posture often, not maintaining any one position for more than 30 minutes. For instance, if they’re studying with a screen, urge them to stand up periodically or sit cross-legged on the ground with the screen on a coffee table.

The Role of Chiropractic Care

Using gentle and specific chiropractic adjustments, our chiropractors can address neck pain in patients of all ages. These adjustments help realign the spine and relieve nerve pressure, which is often the root cause of neck pain. Additionally, our chiropractors offer personalised care plans to ensure a holistic and helpful approach to neck pain.

Addressing Frequently Asked Questions

Many people wonder what exercises or stretches they can do to help alleviate neck pain. The key is to balance removing bad habits with adding good ones. Consider adjusting your workstation, raising your screen so you’re not forced to look down, and varying your working positions.

Physical movement, such as brisk walking, is essential for good health and helpful in managing neck pain. Additionally, lying on your back with a rolled-up towel between the shoulder blades for 10-15 minutes after using a computer allows tissues to gently stretch and return to their natural position.

Schedule an Appointment

If neck pain prevents you from living life to the fullest, we want to help you. Contact Tamar Chiropractic today to book an appointment.



Neck Pain Relief Launceston, TAS | (03) 6331 3411