Why does my neck hurt all the time?
There are obvious causes of neck pain, such as acute injury (whiplash, sports, falls, etc.), but far MORE COMMON and less obvious is our modern-day lifestyles contributing to chronic pain.
We sit—a lot.
We stare down at computer screens, cell phones, and tablets.
Americans are averaging four hours a day looking down at their phones!
Seems innocent enough, doesn’t it?
Unfortunately, our spinal mechanics are not designed for this type of chronic abuse to the joints, nerves, and surrounding soft tissues. As you can see from the graphics below, if not addressed, your posture over time will begin to degrade, causing your head to shift forward and your upper back to start rounding and hunching. This adds tremendous stress to your spinal joints, ligaments, and nerves, which can lead to chronic pain and disability.