As the pandemic has changed peoples’ lives in many ways, one of the most common has been working from home. Working from home has posed many challenges for people who aren’t used to it. You may find yourself squished into a makeshift desk, slouched in your bed, or just laying on the couch. Not having a proper desk can be very bad for your posture. It may be hard during these times to find a chiropractor for neck pain, so keep reading to learn some stretches to keep you relaxed while working from home.
Stretches to Prevent Neck Pain
Keeping your neck loose is vital to your posture, and keeps the strain off your eyes from staring at a desktop all day. These neck stretches can be done regularly in a routine.
- To warm up you can start by just rotating your head in a circular motion. Make 5 circles, clockwise and counterclockwise, to loosen up those neck muscles and nerves.
- After you’ve warmed up with the circles we can go ahead and start stretching it out. To stretch your neck, spine and surrounding muscles intertwine your fingers and place them on the back of your head. Slowly start to push down so your chin goes into your chest. After you’ve stretched it out for a bit, start to engage your neck muscles and put pressure back onto your hands to strengthen your neck muscles.
- The next stretch in the routine is basically the same thing but to the side. Start with your right hand, wrap it around your head, and place your right hand on the left side of your head. Apply sufficient pressure to where you can feel the stretch. Feel free to change the angle of the stretch to hit other muscles and nerves. You can also engage those neck muscles to strengthen them as well. Repeat with your left hand on the right side of your head.
Connect with your Reno Chiropractor
Choosing the right chiropractor for neck pain is an important decision to make. Dr. Davis and Dr. Karcher are trusted family chiropractors that use the latest chiropractic services and treatments to effectively relieve your pain and rehabilitate your injuries. If you want to learn more, have any questions set up an appointment with us today!