It may be surprising to learn that sitting for prolonged periods of time can actually be the cause of neck pain. Most people are aware that sitting is not good for their health. It can lead to such things as a weakening of the muscles, improper circulation, and even an increased risk for heart problems. In addition, sitting for a long time can cause a person to have a number of aches and pains.
Often, when one thinks about the conditions associated with sitting, he is referring to low and mid-back pain or even pain in the hands or wrists. However, few realize that neck pain is also an end result of sitting for too long. Occupations that require sitting at a desk in front of a computer can be adding to the pain being experienced in the jaw, head, or neck. This is due to the fact that most people look down at their keyboard, computer screen, or what they are reading. Some further complications can arise when someone cradles a phone between the shoulder and ear. This leads to neck imbalances and, in turn, neck pain.
Coping with Neck Pain in Anchorage, Alaska
There are some things a person can change if he or she must use a computer for a long period of time. There are things such as standing desks and headsets that may help. Another vital step is to seek the care of an upper cervical chiropractor. We know how important a healthy neck is in order to keep a person in good shape, particularly those who have to sit at a desk all day. A misalignment in the upper neck vertebrae may be the reason for neck pain.
This type of misalignment will not go away until it is taken care of by a professional. We use a gentle technique to encourage the bones to move back into place naturally. This allows the body to begin healing itself and is often all that is needed to do away with neck pain.
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Dr. John Pairmore and Dr. Dennis Young of Pairmore and Young Synergy Chiropractic, in Anchorage, Alaska have 44 years of combined clinical experience. Their anchorage chiropractic clinic is the only office in Alaska that has the specialized Atlas Orthogonal Adjusting Instrument. Dr Pairmore and Young also serve Fairbanks, Wasilla, and Eagle River along with the entire state of Alaska. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, whiplash and other neck injuries, chronic back pain, sciatica and more. Learn more about our team at http://www.907chiro.com/our-team