People in the Southeast Houston, Friendswood, Clear Lake, League City, and Pearland areas keep asking me about: How to Get Rid of a Stiff Neck
Working on computers, staring down at our smartphones, hell, working from home during Covid-19 for hours each day has left over 20% of us experiencing neck pain over the past few months. A stiff neck is usually the result of postural issues, high levels of stress, and/or abnormal breathing mechanics that have tired the neck muscles over time. Weakened, or unbalanced, muscle strength in the arms, back, and shoulders can place additional stress on your spinal joints and lead to changes in how you move, extra pressure on your discs, and pain.
Why it Matters:
If you are working from home still, live in a state of stress and anxiety, or looking down at your digital devices all day every day, the stress can add up and result in your neck not moving correctly. At this point, it's only a matter of time before you wake up with a stiff neck or turn your head during the day and are greeted by an intense muscle discomfort or pain.
Here are our 4 smart tips for getting rid of that stiff neck:
Perform a home mobilization program each day to stretch and strengthen the muscles that support your neck.
Spend some time resetting your patterns and do some diaphragmatic breathing. It works wonders for your physical and mental health.
Sleep on a supportive pillow to keep your head in a neutral position throughout the night.
Visit your chiropractor regularly for gentle adjustments to restore the proper motion of your neck and spine.
Remember, chiropractic care can lead to big changes in your quality of life. Our practice is focused on helping you achieve thoughtless fearless movement and strive to make you harder to break. We can help you feel and move better through gentle adjustments and by providing you with the home mobilization program and breathing drills you can do at home to keep improving. If neck pain is getting in the way of you enjoying your life, give us a call. I'm here to help!
Stay Strong, Inspire Others!
Frank Kamasz, DC, CSCS
Rebel Mobility and Fitness
Do You Have a Stiff Neck? Try These Simple Remedies. Cleveland Clinic. 2015.