Do West Des Moines office employees get neck pain? You bet they do! Just like West Des Moines small business owners and apprentices and professors and receptionists and executive assistants and content writers for websites! Even the family bookkeeper and chief bill payer experiences neck pain! Why? We all - well, most of us - work over computers and at desks and in chairs that aren't very neck friendly. Executive Chiropractic of Iowa soothes neck pain and has tips for how to prevent it as well.
Now we don't want to rag on just the desktop computers; the laptop computers are not so hot for our necks (and wrists!) either. A current study on notebook computer usage found that a 12 degree incline under a notebook placed on a desk improved neck and head postures while only slightly increasing wrist extension which seemed to be acceptable. (1) Nice bit of info ...
So what should we do about all this neck pain suffered by West Des Moines computer users?
A review study currently propose muscle strengthening or endurance exercise to treat neck pain and muscle endurance exercise for decreasing pain-related disability. (2) What are these?
Muscle strengthening includes improving the quantity of force you can exert against resistance. Push-ups and working with free weights are instances. For the neck muscles, working with a neck exerciser or against your own hand resistance produces results.
Muscle endurance exercise builds muscle over time with more repetitions and such to get the muscles to work longer.
While Executive Chiropractic of Iowa appreciates the recommendations, our West Des Moines chiropractor will likely combine chiropractic spinal manipulation with exercise (and maybe throw in a few hints for a more ergonomically friendly workspace!) for your West Des Moines neck pain relief, best clinical outcome, and future neck pain prevention. Our Cox Technic system tells us to look for relief of at least 50% in 30 days. So many of our West Des Moines neck pain patients report relief in just a visit or two while some take a little longer. But our 50% Rule sets your expectation and guides our chiropractic treatment plan for your relief.
So make your chiropractic appointment today. Contact Executive Chiropractic of Iowa for a full examination, diagnosis and gentle, safe neck pain treatment and relief.