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Tips For A Healthy Neck

Tips For A Healthy Neck
Tips For A Healthy Neck
  • Learn to keep your neck always over your shoulders like they do in the military.
  • Your neck and head need to live in a neutral position.
  • If you need to bend down to pick something up, you need to bend your knees so that your neck stays over your shoulders.
  • If you need to reach over your head, use a step-ladder so that your head stays in a neutral position over your shoulders.
  • If you are sitting at a desk or driving in your car, you have to keep the back of your head glued to the back of the chair. Do not let it protrude forward over your body!
  • If you work at a computer, make sure the computer is at eye level.
  • When you read, make sure that your head is in a neutral position. You may need to stack up pillows if you want to read in bed.
  • Watching TV in bed should also be done with you in a sitting position with your neck over your shoulders.
  • Learn to turn your whole body instead of your neck as that will put a lot less stress on your neck.
  • If you have a job where you are often looking down, make sure to straighten it back to a neutral position every four or five minutes.
  • Do not sleep on your stomach as that will leave your neck in a twisted position. Either sleep on your side, or if you are going to sleep on your back, try to use a pillow that keeps your head in a neutral position.
  • Texas Orthopedic Hospital
  • Fondern orthopedic group LLP
  • Spine Interventional Society