Are your aches and pains literally a pain in the neck? Feeling like your cervical spine could do with a gallon of oil to loosen it up?
Our Southend chiropractor highlights three reasons why your neck may be so stiff:
1: You’re a Smartphone Addict
Yep, that little device that you’re never more than a foot from can be bad news for your neck. “Text neck,” which is a modern cause of neck pain and stiffness, is becoming increasingly prevalent due to the amount of time people spend looking down at mobile devices.
2: Your Position’s all Wrong
Any activity that places your neck in an awkward position for a prolonged period can cause muscle strain. This may include holding your phone against your shoulder as you speak, carrying a bag on one shoulder or working for long hours at a computer.
3: Your Pillow Needs Changing
Ideally, your head and spine should follow a straight line when you sleep. If your pillow is too high or too low, it’s probably time to get a new one!
A stiff neck can be more than just an annoyance; it can be a sign that you need to change some bad habits.