Neck Pain “My Chiro, My Action Plan on Pain”
Between looking at screens all day, to mobile phones and even sleeping, our necks are in all kinds of positions day in, day out. For instance, Australians on average spend 10 hours and 24 minutes engaging with internet connected devices everyday.
According to the Australian Government’s Health Direct Website, the pain often spreads from the neck towards the shoulders or upper back, and it often causes headaches. 3 You might find the pain is worse when you hold your head in one position for a long time, for example, at a computer. Neck pain might also come with muscle tightness or spasms, and you might not be able to move your head very well. If you suffer from neck pain, you’re not alone. Up to 50% of people will experience neck pain at some point in their life 4 and general practitioners are consulted seven times per week for neck pain. 5 Chiropractic care is one way to manage and relieve swelling and discomfort caused by neck pain. Chiropractors work in partnership with their patients to provide appropriate, tailored care as well as provide lifestyle advice to help prevent re-occurrence.