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    What Do You Know About Neck Pain? 

    Prevention Tips

    • Stretch after an hour of television viewing or sitting at the computer. - a lot of fitness watches often alert you if it senses that you have been sitting too long without movement.
    • Work on your posture both standing and seated to keep your spine properly aligned.
    • Make sure your work station is ergonomic with good low back support.
    • Drink water to keep the disks of your spine hydrated.
    • Exercise your neck and body regularly
    • Warm up before and stretch out after physical activities such as sports, gardening or other daily projects
    • Lift heavy items safely and slowly, avoid fast jerky motions

    Some Things to Avoid

    • Cradling a phone on your shoulder or straining your neck when texting - This bent-forward position puts a great deal of added stress on bones, joints, and ligaments in your neck
    • Falling asleep on the arm of the sofa
    • Thin pillows that provide no neck support - try to sleep on your back if you can
    • Reduce overall stress and tension 

    If neck pain persists, it is best to see a health care professional to develop a personalized treatment and pain prevention plan. 

    Taking a few preventative measures will help reduce your chances of neck pain and keep you discomfort free.

    References:

    1. https://www.spine-health.com/blog/10-tips-prevent-neck-pain
    2.https://www.chiropractic.ca/resources/neck-pain/

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