Neck pain due to computer use can be an increasing condition. Prolonged flexed posture while sitting at a computer could cause upper cervical, lower neck and spine pain. Headaches and arm or hand pain are symptoms associated with poor posture and computer use.

Many people assume the reason for their neck pain is stress or poor sleeping which might contribute to the condition but most likely aren’t the cause of discomfort. neck pump When seated in front of a computer, the normal curve of the lumber spine (low back) is reduced which causes the top to jut forward.

The arms are flexed forward and turned inward to type. Top of the back begins to hunch due to the increased pressure and the neck muscles become fatigued and could start to spasm. Because the neck also starts to reduce its natural curve (lordosis) the joints become irritated which causes a sharp local pain.

Often the body will compensate by activating the muscles opposite of the irritated joint and this may contribute to an irritation of the nerve. Nerve disruption can cause pain down the arm, tingling, numbness or muscle weakness.

Many people choose to treat the symptoms rather than removing or reducing the cause. Pain killers, massage and various therapies will certainly reduce the pain but this leaves the structures prone to injury and degeneration.

Over time, the constant stress on these joints will result in arthritic conditions such as osteoarthritis, degenerative osteo-arthritis and degenerative disk disease. Muscle weakness and nerve disorders will affect performance and pain will increase. Frequent stretching of the pectoral muscles during prolonged computer use is essential.

The pect muscles cause the arms to flex forward and internally rotate. As time passes these muscles become shortened and this results in the rolled shoulder appearance. Because of this the muscles in top of the back become worn down and irritated. To stretch the pect muscles simply act as when you are hitchhiking by pulling your arms back with thumbs pointed up and back.

When stretching a muscles always do the contrary action of what the muscle does when it shortens. In this instance the pect muscles internally rotate and flex the arm, so you should externally rotate and extend the arm backwards.