Did you know that hunching over your computer or smartphones causes neck pain?
Are you experiencing these kind of pains lately?
Neck pain is a common complaint which may come from poor posture like leaning over your computer or hunching over your workbench and other age-related wear and tear. It is often worsened when you hold your head in one place for long periods like driving or working at a computer. You may feel muscle tightness and spasms that limits your ability to move your head.
Your neck is flexible and supports the weight of your head, so it can be vulnerable to injuries and conditions that cause pain and restrict motion.
So, what really causes neck pain?
Here are some factors that cause neck pains and discomfort:
- Muscle strains which are often triggered by hunching over your computer or smartphones for too many hours. Unconsciously, you may also experience it while reading in bed which strains your neck muscles.
- Worn joints. Just like the other joints in the body, neck joints also tend to wear down with age. Osteoarthritis causes the cushions between your bones to deteriorate and the body forms bone spurs that affect joint motion and cause pain.
- Nerve compression or pinched nerve occurs when the neck is compressed or irritated where it branches to the spinal cord. This causes pain and numbness to the shoulders and arms.
- Injuries. Rear-end auto collisions often result in whiplash injury, which occurs when the head is jerked backward and then forward, straining the soft tissues of the neck.
- Diseases. Certain diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, meningitis or cancer, can cause neck pain.
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References: Mayo Clinic (https://www.mayoclinic.org)