45% of the population suffers from chronic neck pain and it can be done away with completely by making simple changes in your day to day activities. Here are three erroneous lifestyle habits that give you that pain in the neck, quite literally.
You are sitting weird
At the very least, set an alarm to remind yourself to get up, stretch, and change positions every 30 to 40 minutes. This gets blood flowing, improves circulation, and gives the spine a chance to “reset .
You’re obsessed with your smartphone
Cutting back on screen time, holding your phone at eye level, and stretching periodically are some effective solutions.
You are always slouching
Leaning forward can throw off your alignment and strain your neck and shoulder muscles considerably. Imagine squeezing a pencil between your shoulder blades to get an idea of what proper posture feels like.
General Advice: A firm mattress and ergonomic pillows designed to keep your head directly aligned with your spinal column are suggested for people with neck pains.