How do I stop my neck from hurting at work?

How do I stop my neck from hurting at work?

Reducing Neck and Back Pain at Work

  1. Practice good posture. When sitting at your desk, place your feet flat on the floor and keep your back flush against the chair.
  2. Adjust monitor height and keyboard placement.
  3. Stand more.
  4. Limit phone screen use.
  5. Walk around.

Can neck pain be caused by bad posture?

Poor posture can cause neck pain by straining muscles and ligaments that support the neck, resulting in injury over time. The head-and-shoulders-forward posture is the most common example of poor posture that contributes to neck pain. This occurs when the neck slants forward, placing the head in front of the shoulders.

How should I sit to relieve neck pain?


  1. Sit as little as possible, and only for short periods of time (10 to 15 minutes).
  2. Sit with a back support (such as a rolled-up towel) at the curve of your back.
  3. Sit in a high-back, firm chair with arm rests.
  4. When standing up from the sitting position, move to the front of the seat of your chair.

Can poor ergonomics cause neck pain?

Evidence for Poor Ergonomics to Cause Neck Pain There is evidence in the medical literature that using poor ergonomics in the workplace can lead to neck pain. Multiple studies have found that workers in sedentary, computer-intensive jobs have a higher incidence of neck pain compared with many other jobs.

What are the symptoms of tight neck muscles?

The symptoms of neck tension, which may come on suddenly or slowly, include:

  • muscle tightness.
  • muscle spasms.
  • muscle stiffness.
  • difficulty turning your head in certain directions.
  • pain that worsens in certain positions.

How does poor posture cause neck pain?

Poor posture is the cause for many of our headaches and neck pain because slouching builds pressure in the neck muscles and head. Forward head posture is one common problem today. Consider that for each inch your neck bends forward over the neutral position you are creating an extra 10 lbs. of weight on your neck.

What causes bad posture?

Bad posture. What causes it? According to Ben McChesney, Osteopath at Pure Sports Medicine, the most common causes of poor posture are lack of regular exercise and long periods of time spent hunched over at a desk.

What are the symptoms of poor posture?

Some of the classic signs of poor posture include having a pot belly, rounded shoulders, and a jutted out neck and chin. Pot bellies result when the lower back experiences an exaggerated curve, thus pushing the internal organs, in the abdominal region of the body, toward the anterior of the body.

What else does bad posture cause Besides pain?

November 28, 2019 by Dr. Ahmed Zayed Bad posture can cause a cascade of medical conditions throughout the body including back and neck pain, trouble breathing, poor digestion, nerve issues and more. It’s no surprise that many people can trace the root of their costochondritis to problems with their posture.