The forced lockdown has caused us to spend more and more time in front of the computer. Not everyone has the opportunity to buy an ultra-comfortable gaming chair or one that allows you to rest your neck and the back of your head comfortably. This is a simple way to develop degeneration in the cervical spine. If neck pain affects you too, be sure to check out the exercises recommended for this ailment.
Neck pain is usually caused by degenerative diseases. The spine ages and its structures deteriorate with age. Often, the forced position in front of a computer causes the muscles to tighten, resulting in pain.
Here are the most common causes of neck pain:
To strengthen the muscles of the neck, including the neck, you should regularly perform strengthening and relaxation exercises. These will definitely make you feel much better and your neck pain will decrease over time. Here are some of them
Sit in an upright position. Bend your head forward so that your chin touches your sternum. Try to keep your head straight in this position, without tilting it back.
Slowly bring your ear to the left shoulder and then to the right shoulder. When your ear touches your shoulder, help yourself with your hand and press it lightly against your shoulder. You will feel a stretch along your neck. Hold for a few seconds and then switch sides.
Sitting up straight, try to raise your shoulders slowly. Try to keep your head still while lifting your shoulders. Perform about 20 raises.
Slowly turn your head to the right while pulling your left shoulder back. Perform a similar movement while twisting your head to the left. Try to deepen the movement over time.
Regular exercise can help a lot in the fight against neck pain. For the effect of your work to last, be sure to invest in an orthopedic pillow for sleeping. Also, try not to sit in one position all the time. Work in a place where you are comfortable and can rest your back and neck comfortably against the chair. Stretch and walk around the room during breaks. If possible, play sports to get your muscles working. You can choose Nordic walking, yoga or walking. A hygienic lifestyle and exercises to stretch your neck and shoulder muscles will make even long computer work less tiring. Thanks to this you will slow down the process of cervical spine degeneration.
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