People use computers every day both at home and at work. Now more than ever, postural changes, such as elevated and rounded shoulders, and forward head carriage, are playing a role in causing neck problems. The muscles of the neck originate at the spine
and attach to areas such as the shoulder blades, back of head, collarbone, sternum, and the first couple of ribs. This is why the neck is a probable source of pain and dysfunction elsewhere. The fact is, if someone has poor "computer posture" they will be more vulnerable to tension headaches, shoulder pain and arthritis.
Doctor's Treatment Plan
The doctors will prescribe exercises to do at home to help stretch tight overactive muscles, as well as exercises to help strengthen weak underactive muscles. All exercises are designed by the doctors to assist you in the delicate balance of proper posture. The doctors will re-educate muscles and break up scar tissue by using heat and gentle muscle work. When the doctors feel the patient is ready, joint manipulation is utilized to help speed the healing process.
Note: It should always be considered that not all injuries are spinal related, and therefore not all injuries can be fully corrected with the benefit of chiropractic medicine. Further, the injury profiles and recommendations for treatment should in no way be used as a substitute for the care of a physician.