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Bending on your computer or phone? Is your back is slumped right now? Are your shoulders rounded? Is your chin going too far forward? These are common postures to be seen now a days with the world of technology and gadgets, we prefer to slump with gravity as it’s an effort to sit otherwise.

Hence lots of us suffer from neck aches and neck pains resulting from the posture of tilting you’re the head down to look at the screens and devices. We tend to spend many hours a day sitting in these kind of postures hunching over the gadgets, whether it’s for work or leisure .

Causes of Neck Pain:

When you tilt your head forward or look down, this increases the weight of the neck and pressure on the neck muscles, soft tissues, and cervical vertebrae. 

Neck muscles have to work to hold the head up, and the more you look down, work gets hard for muscles work to keep your head up. Over time, the repetitive strain results in soreness, stiffness, and even injury to the neck muscles and cervical spine.

Clinical Signs and Symptoms of Neck Pain:

  • Ache or pain in the neck, shoulders, and upper back.
  • Sharp, stabbing pain in the same areas.
  • Stiffness. 
  • Increased neck and shoulder pain when looking down. 
  • Tingling, numbness, or weakness in the hands —spinal nerve pain
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) problems
  • Cervical spondylosis

Tips by Physio Asia, an experienced physiotherapy centre in Singapore

  • Keep your screens at eye level. 
  • Invest in good supportive chair with a great headrest and lumbar support.
  • Strengthen and stretch your muscles. Learn correct exercise from the physiotherapist
  • Take frequent breaks to get up, walk around, and stretch for a minute every 15-30 minutes to help ease tension in the neck and body.
  • Correct your posture. Stand straight with your head centred over your neck and keep a neutral spine, so your ear is in line with your shoulders. 
  • Apply ice. You can apply ice for the first 48 to 72 hours to relieve pain in a stiff and sore neck. Then switch to warmth with a heating pad, hot compress, or warm bath to heal and stretch your muscles and tendons.
  • Visit our physiotherapist to help you relieve the pain

Try and follow preventative methods to prevent the aches and pains associated with posture. If your symptoms do not improve, you should seek help from a qualified health professional for neck pain treatment in Singapore. Call us for an appointment or send your queries to: