Lifestyles are getting more sedentary, and other people are often forced to plan long commutes to work; electronic devices have fast become a part of the fashionable world. Thus neck pain is notably on the rise. Neck pain may be a musculoskeletal disorder which will happen during a number of the way. More often than not, neck pain is localized to the neck region itself, but it is often more widespread and travels into the shoulder and arms.

Neck pain is very common, but most cases aren’t caused by a significant problem. Most cases of neck pain recover on their own within a couple of weeks. Bed rest for quite a few days makes it harder to urge going, so confirm you can stay active. Start increasing your normal activities and do regular exercise.

It may have a more serious cause if it is persistent and getting gradually worse, or if there are additional symptoms, such as:

 

  • Lack of co-ordination
  • Walking problems
  • Loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Fever
  • Unexplained weight loss

When working from home emerged as a more long-term response to the pandemic, neck pain is one of the major concerns coming out from the community. Long sitting hours can cause major risks to your health. From neck pain to back pain, weight gain, and poor posture, there are many risks related to sitting for long periods of time. There might even be associated headaches and/or a restriction in range of movement. It's rare that neck pain features a more serious cause.

 

Get moving to prevent and relieve neck pain while WFH (work from home)

These are few tips to relieve neck pain when you are WFH:-

  1. Take a stand against sitting
  2. Find a chair that fits
  3. See the light and the outlets

 

How can physiotherapy help neck pain?

They will begin with an assessment first in order to check the extent of the problem and the diagnosis. Treatment would be based on the assessment.

It can be in a number of forms; hands-on treatment such as acupuncture and manual therapy exercises in the form of a structured exercise program, as well as advice on how to manage pain and prevent a recurrence.