You are sitting hunched over for hours in front of your computer trying to meet your project deadline. The stress is high, and you feel anxious, but the most difficult thing you have to contend with is the excruciating pain in your neck. You reach for your bottle of Ibuprofen like you’ve done countless times before in hopes of getting some relief. You tell yourself that you’ll get some rest as soon as this project is over, but you know that you’re just kidding yourself, because there is always another project waiting for your attention. So, what is it that you are doing wrong that is causing you all this pain, and how do you find relief?
It’s time to consult a professional
When sitting in front of a computer for hours at a time your body tires and you begin to assume an unhealthy posture that leads to joint, ligament and muscle strain in your neck. If this condition is left untreated, it can become chronic over time. When a chronic condition develops it will adversely affect your daily life by decreasing your productivity, increasing your level of stress and will diminish your overall quality of life. In the Lincoln Park, Illinois area, the team at Botti Chiropractic & Wellness are experts in the field of neck, shoulder and back pain and we will design a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. We will teach you stress relieving exercises, how to maintain a proper posture and Dr. Botti will administer corrective alignments that target the cause of your pain.
How many visits will it take?
Every case is individual and the length of any treatment program will be determined by considering several key factors. Depending on whether your condition is compounded by a previous injury, or whether conditions such as osteoporosis are present, will determine the course of action necessary and how long the treatment program will last. It is important to note that even if the pain is eliminated, this does not mean that the issue is corrected, and in fact the problems may return in the short term if you continue the unhealthy activities that were the cause of them in the first place. Botti Chiropractic & Wellness understand that you want to return to your normal, productive life as soon as possible, so we adapt your treatment program to ensure you receive the maximum benefits while ensuring that the problems will not re-occur.
Here are a few recommendations to help relieve the stress in your neck when sitting in front of your computer.
- Take frequent breaks, and stretch out your neck muscles
- Assume a good posture with the monitor placed at eye level
- Invest in a comfortable, adjustable chair
- Limit your time sitting down to a reasonable amount every day
If you are living in the Lincoln Park, Illinois area and are searching for relief for your chronic neck pain, contact the team at Botti Chiropractic & Wellness to schedule a consultation with Dr. Botti and begin your road to recovery.