One of the most common health problems that millennials face is back, neck and shoulder pain. Wondering why that is and who we can thank for this? The answer is technology, of course, namely computers. You see, today, a vast majority of people work on computers, which means that there’s a lot of slouching going on – for some reason, it’s customary to slouch over a computer instead of sitting up nice and straight. Anyhow, it’s this slouching over a computer day in, day out that’s causing back, neck and shoulder problems for many millennials. We know the cause of most back, neck and shoulder pain, but the question is how should we treat and manage it?
Learn to sit better
If the main cause of back, neck and shoulder problems is failing to sit properly, you need to learn to sit better while at work. The truth is if you improve your posture, you will strengthen your spine and shoulders and the problems and pain that you’re having should begin to subside on their own. To sit better at your desk, the most crucial thing is an ergonomic chair that’s made for being used while sat at a desk to work. Yes, ergonomic chairs can be expensive, but a new chair is definitely worth the cost if it means that you can start to improve your posture and limit the damage that you’re doing to your back, neck and shoulders. Aim to sit with your back straight and your shoulders back – don’t slouch over your computer.
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See a chiropractor
When it comes to this kind of pain, it tends to be linked to the spine. For instance, often shoulder and neck pain is caused by an issue within the spine that can be attributed to slouching over a desk all day at work. A lot of people suffering from this kind of pain swear by seeing a chiropractor. When it comes to how chiropractic care helps, a lot of people are unsure about how it works. The important thing to know about chiropractic care is that it focuses purely on the spine, neck and shoulders, which means that when you see a chiropractor, you’re receiving highly specialist care from someone who’s specialized in the area that you’re having problems with.
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Take up pilates or yoga
A lot of computer-related pain in the back, neck and shoulders can be helped with regular stretching and strengthening of the muscles and bones. That’s why a lot of physiotherapists recommend that people suffering from this kind of pain give pilates or yoga a try to see whether the stretching and movements helps to strengthen the affected areas and reduce the pain and discomfort that’s felt. It may take some time to see results, but if you’re willing to stick with it, you should find that practicing meditation-based exercise that’s slow and focuses on muscular stretches should help to heal, or at least manage, the problem.
If you’re suffering from back, neck and shoulder pain, don’t suffer in silence. Take note of the tips above and learn to manage your pain and prevent further problems.