Too Much Time at Your Desk? Try This Stretch to Combat Neck and Shoulder Pain

If you’re stuck sitting at your desk for hours at a time this summer, you may find that the neck and shoulder pain you’re experiencing from your day job is affecting your extracurricular activities.

In our previous post, we discussed how poor desk posture often increases your risk of developing neck, shoulder and back pain. As crazy as it sounds, sitting for long periods of time, repetitive movements and awkward seating positions may lead to pain and discomfort long after you’ve left your desk

In the second video of our series addressing improper desk posture, registered massage therapists Jessica Raedisch and Rolf Castanheiro demonstrate the upper trapezius stretch.

Incorporate this stretch into your daily routine, and you may find that your neck and should pain slowly becomes a thing of the past.

Stay tuned in the coming weeks for stretches and techniques to help alleviate the pain caused by improper desk posture.

Remember, don’t be a slave to your desk! Get moving and enjoy doing the things you love. Your body will thank you for it!

To learn more about how regular chiropractic and massage therapy care can help you maintain better posture, contact the Pickering Village Chiropractic & Massage Therapy Clinic at 905-427-3202.