Neck Stretches for Office Workers

How many of you get up from your chair after a long day of work and feel your body telling you how stiff it is? Or worse, maybe you turn around quickly or reach for the phone when all of a sudden a crick in your neck or shooting pain from a muscle sends a jolt through your body. With the increase in office jobs this is becoming something that is more and more common.

Let’s face it, the work day is stressful and even when you plan to exercise or stretch during the day, there are too many times when you look up at the clock and the day is almost done despite there being a ton of work left to do. The net result is that it gets easy to think, who has time to exercise – I have to get this done! Sometimes there isn’t even enough time to sit down and enjoy lunch much less do some simple exercises for neck pain or back pain prevention.

It’s hard to make this a priority in a lot of work days, but the older we all get the more important it becomes. Our bodies are just not designed to be sitting down in one position for hours and hours at a time and eventually this catches up with us. Maximum Health Chiropractic Center in Atascadero, CA gets patients all the time that come into our chiropractor office suffering from different types of back pain and neck pain. Much of this pain is related to office or administration jobs that make it difficult to stretch or get regular exercise.

We found the following infographic on Pinterest recently with some great and simple suggestions on neck stretches for office workers and thought it would be good to share for those of you looking for something quick and practical you can do to stretch your neck during your work day. While the woman in the photo didn’t look like most of the office workers we treat ;) , at least the exercises for stretching your neck are pretty practical

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A great infographic from SportsInjuryClinic.net highlights some easy neck stretches

The Huffington Post also had this stretches all desk workers should do post recently, and here are some of the highlights from their article.

Stretches for Desk Wokers and Office Workers

  • Stretch the Neck & Shoulders
  • Stretch your Abdominals
  • Lower Back and Lats

There are a few different techniques and exercises to do this and we’ll let you read their full article or Google around for better results. If neck stretches aren’t enough or you are already starting to feel some tension or neck pain, contact us or schedule an appointment to treat your neck pain in Atascadero at our offices. We treat each individual patient differently and are focused on coming up with individual solutions that work in peoples daily lives rather than just treating symptoms or providing superficial treatment.

The longer you can take care of your body the healthier you will feel mentally as well as physically. Why not log into your work computer, schedule a 15 minute chunk of time once or twice a day that you dedicate to stretching your neck at your desk or in your office. In the long run, you will be glad you did and it might be the only way to get it done without the hours flying by!

 

 

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