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


A great infographic from 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!



3 Chiropractic Infographics we Like

Chiropractic infographics can help to illustrate things that may be complex to describe in words. While working on some general research to put together our very own Maximum Health Chiropractic Infographic, we thought we would share some others we came across online.

Outside of doctors and healthcare professionals, most people don’t really think much about their health until something goes wrong. Eye catching infographics can help to bridge the gap of interest in subjects that might not seem to exciting.

Chirorpractic Infographic: Who Benefits
pain away infographic

This chiropractic infographic appealed to us because it was informative without being too technical. A good image to give an overview of things.

Chirorpractic Infographic: Drugs vs. Natural Treatment
Source via Cool Daily Infographics

Chiropractic Care: The Natural Way to Lessening Painkiller Dependence and Abuse

This infographic obviously has an agenda when it comes to treatment vs drugs but still manages to provide some really good info.

Chiropractic Infographic: Sports Injuries

chiropractor sports infographic

Maximum Health Chiropractic has always been involved in local sports throughout the Central Coast and San Luis County so we thought it appropriate to also include this infographic related to sports injuries and chiropractic care. At some point in their lives, almost every athlete at all ages will most likely need a doctor or chiropractor to help them with an injury.