It doesn’t take a phd in anatomy to come to the conclusion that the human body was not designed to be parked in front of a computer for the majority of our waking hours. That being said, I’m pretty confident that computers are not going any were anytime soon.
As a chiropractor there is not a day that goes by that I don’t here the words “I carry my stress right here,” as the patient rubs their shoulders. Upon examination I typically notice tight and tender muscles throughout the back of the neck and shortened front muscles including neck and chest muscles. There are also often joint dysfunctions in the upper back and neck. These conditions can be treated with chiropractic care, but if we don’t stop what is causing these problems, the symptoms will come right back.
I recently came across this video that gives some simple tips that might help relieve some of that stress in your shoulders and elsewhere.
For more information about how we treat neck pain, check out our Neck Pain Page. Working too long on a computer can also lead to headaches, if you are experiencing headache check out our Headaches Page.