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How to Avoid the Need for Neck Pain Treatment with Good Desk Posture

Written By Caputo Chiropractic Center on July 10, 2019

Woman with neck pain Neck pain is an epidemic.

Studies show that over 21% of people will suffer from neck pain this year. For anyone who works behind a desk, experts say the figure is much higher.

Here’s how to avoid discomfort and find drug-free comprehensive neck pain treatment when you need it.

Good Posture: Your Secret Weapon Against Neck Pain

You can take steps to reduce neck pain right now as you sit at your desk.

  1. Keep your monitor, screen, or book at eye-level: Did you know that tilting your head downwards to look at a screen, book, or desk can add up to 60 pounds of pressure to your spine?

  2. Adjust your seat: Your feet should be flat on the ground and your forearms should create a roughly 90-degree angle.

  3. Get up and stretch: It’s best to stand up and walk around every 30 minutes or so. Not only is it good for posture but it’s also ideal for improving heart health.

  4. Create a standing desk: Choose a desk or grab a laptop stand that allows you to stand while you work even for a few hours each day – they're also great for working from the couch.

  5. Avoid handheld devices: If you can, use a laptop instead of a smartphone to help keep the screen at eye level.

Experienced Neck Pain Treatment in Suwanee, GA

Dr. Thomas Caputo of Caputo Chiropractic Center in Suwanee has an extensive professional and educational scientific background in spinal health.

His certification from Jacobs School of Biomechanical Engineering and MRI Interpretation gives him the knowledge to analyze your spine health and offer treatment recommendations on a different level than many other chiropractors.

Having suffered a debilitating lower back injury himself, Dr. Caputo understands the importance of developing a personalized patient-centric treatment plan based on knowledge, research, and compassion.

Check out Dr. Caputo’s free neck pain consultation video now to get started or schedule a free in-office consultation by calling 770-962-0559.

Posted In: Chiropractic Neck Pain Treatment