Myrtle Beach Neck Pain
A few years ago, we began seeing more and more neck pain patients in our offices. That trend has continued and especially so for our Myrtle Beach neck pain patients. I think one of the reasons is because of technology today, the way our heads are bent forward and this adds a lot of stress on neck muscles. Each degree your head is forward adds a substantial amount of stress and extra weight to your neck, so it’s no wonder we are seeing more neck pain problems.
Think about how you do interact with technology. How many hours a day are you looking down at your phone? Working on it, using apps, playing games and so on. It might surprise you how many hours each week you are on it, and there are apps that can track that for you. That’s stress on your neck for so many hours. And then there’s the other technology that you are using too, computers, tablets and more.
So it’s clear that neck pain is more common due to our change in lifestyles and technology is a major part of that. So we need to counterbalance that somehow.
Of course, chiropractic treatment is one of the best ways to help with neck pain, decompressing the joints and allowing them to function properly.
But there are other things you can do in the comfort of your own home (or even office in one example) to really help with your neck.
Ways to Control the Pain
One of those things is to use a traction pump. You can see one in action on one of my neck pain exercise videos below. They’re available from Amazon and can really help with decompressing your neck joints.
The second thing you can do, and you need nothing else for this, is to simply lay on your back on your bed, but have your head flop over the side of it (kind of like the lady in the main picture). If you can hold this position for a minute or so, it will really help in providing a traction type effect on your neck and help with any pain or discomfort. It helps give the neck a break.
If you’re at work and struggling, find a chair and sit back in it and allow your neck to drop over the back in a similar fashion. Again, this will help decompress and reverse the effects and hopefully help you.
If you’re still struggling…
If you’re feeling extra pain in any of these exercises, stop what you are doing and come on in so we can examine you. If there’s an issue we’ll be able to help you to prevent it getting worse. Give us a call (843) 804-8100 or even message us on Facebook, we’re here to help.