Frisco Chiropractor Gets Neck Pain Relief For Computer Users
Any Frisco chiropractor knows that sitting at a desk staring at a laptop computer for hours can cause health problems. The typical “computer hunch” posture invites neck, shoulder, and back trouble.
How Computers Cause Neck Pain
As a Frisco chiropractor I see patients with all sorts of computer-related complaints. It is a sign of the times and, unfortunately, one that will not go away anytime soon.
“Computer hunch“ often involves the scalene muscles: three pairs of relatively slender muscles found at the sides of the neck, between and beneath the larger sternocleidomastoid and trapezius muscles. The scalene muscles are essential for rotation of the head as well as inhalation. Contraction of these muscles also moves the chin forward, placing undue strain on the neck and even causing numbness all the way down in the fingers.
Luckily, spinal problems and discomfort caused by computer use can be successfully managed and prevented. I often treat patients presenting with neck pain caused by laptop computer use with Active Release Techniques (ART). By using ART, I can both address the immediate problem of neck pain and help the body to better withstand the stress that caused the pain in the first place.
Frisco Chiropractor Relieves Computer-Related Neck Pain
By targeting the scalenes with ART, I can stretch out adhesions, loosen connective tissue and relax these muscles, allowing the neck to return to a more natural position. Aside from ART, I also educate my clients in ergonomics, encouraging them to make adjustments in their habits and sometimes their furniture. Raising a monitor, lowering a keyboard or moving a mouse closer can dramatically lower the likelihood of adverse effects.
If you are searching for a Frisco chiropractor who provides neck pain relief caused by computer use, please call my office and schedule an appointment. Together, we can develop a treatment plan that gets results and keeps you smiling.
– Frisco chiropractor Dr. Grant Stowell, DC
Frisco Wellness Care Chiropractor in Frisco TX