Neck pain is a common problem for many people, and there are a variety of factors that can lead to neck pain. Here are five of the top causes of neck pain.
- Poor Posture
Good posture is so important for healthy necks and backs, but so many people do not practice it. If you’re one of those people, you can start practicing good posture NOW. Sit or stand up straight, roll your shoulders back, and focus on breathing from your torso. Practice this throughout the day, and you’re on your way to better posture!
- Bad Sleep Habits
This can be as easy to fix as buying a new pillow! Many pillows offer built-in neck support, or a rather flat one might work better for you. Sleeping on your back or side is also better for your neck.
- Carrying a bag or purse that’s too heavy
Carrying a bag with too much weight can put a strain not only on your shoulders but also on your neck. If you still need to bring heavy items with you, a rolling bag might be a much better solution.
Auto collisions are a common cause of neck-related injuries, but they’re not the only source. Falls, sports accidents, or even prolonged strain can all cause injuries to your neck.
- Pinched nerves
Otherwise known as compressed nerves, these are caused when tissues press on the nerve, causing tingling, numbness, and pain. Over-the-counter medications can help to reduce swelling from injuries, but sometimes the cause is excess weight. In those cases, losing weight is a good treatment option.
If you’ve tried at-home treatments, but are still suffering from neck pain. We’d like to talk to you about treatment options suited to your particular situation. Our staff is happy to answer questions and set up an appointment for you.