Leaning over a computer screen all day while working and writing can cause the muscles in your upper back and neck to become sore. The problem is that many people tend to lean their heads in a forward position as they type and read things on the computer screen. Leaning your head forward causes the weight of your head to put extra pressure on your neck muscles to keep it balanced against the forces of gravity. This can eventually lead to back, shoulder, and neck pain. Stretching exercises can help relieve the pain. Here are 3 exercises you can do to help relieve the strain on your neck muscles when they start to feel sore.
Sit straight up in a chair with your head positioned directly over your shoulders. Drop your head so your lower jaw rests against your chest and tense up your neck muscles for a few seconds. Raise your head back up into the upright position and relax. Then lower your head again and tense your muscles some more. Repeat this process at least five or six times.
You should also tilt your head from the side after you do the forward head tilts. Lower the bottom of your ear to your shoulder on one side of your body. Tense up your neck muscles again and hold this pose for a few seconds. Raise your head back up straight over your shoulders and relax for a moment.
Then tilt your head over the other shoulder and tense the muscles. Reposition your head over your shoulders and relax. Repeat this process at least four or five times.
Sit straight up and keep your chin positioned parallel to the floor. Turn your head to the left and tense your neck muscles. Then turn your head to the right and tense your neck muscles again. Repeat this process a few times in each direction.
Sit straight up in your chair with the bottom of your chin parallel to the ground. Push your chin out forward to force your neck to slide forward out over your chest and tense your neck muscles. Then force your neck backward until your head is slightly moved back over the top of your shoulder blades and tense your neck muscles. Repeat this process a few times.
You should perform these exercises at various points throughout the day to keep your neck and shoulder muscles from becoming too sore while working on a computer.Share
18 January 2016
After suffering with debilitating back pain for years, I decided it might be a good idea to finally meet with a doctor. I didn't want to beat around the bush with the issue, so I headed straight to a specialist who I thought could help me: a chiropractor. Even though it was my first appointment, my doctor was incredible and got to work right away on my problem. He took images of my spine and then talked with me about the results. I found out that several of my vertebrae were eroding, which was putting a lot of pressure on my spinal column. He made adjustments that made me feel a lot better right away. Check out this blog to learn more about how a chiropractor could help you.