Neck pain is a most common complaint, its more common in female and people having desk job. Neck muscles are strained due to poor posture such as leaning over your computer or while cooking or the way use mobiles. Osteoarthritis in neck has recently become most common cause of pain
Causes: Muscle strains, Worn joints, Nerve compression Injuries, Diseases
Use good posture. When standing and sitting, be sure your shoulders are in a straight line over your hips and your ears are directly over your shoulders.
Take frequent breaks. If you travel long distances or work long hours at your computer, get up, move around and stretch your neck and shoulders.
Adjust your desk, chair and computer so that the monitor is at eye level. Knees should be slightly lower than hips. Use your chair's armrests.
Avoid tucking the phone between your ear and shoulder when you talk. Use a headset or speakerphone instead.
If you smoke, quit. Smoking can put you at higher risk of developing neck pain.
Avoid carrying heavy bags with straps over your shoulder. The weight can strain your neck.
Sleep in a good position. Your head and neck should be aligned with your body. Use a small pillow under your neck.
Imaging only required in case of severe conditions or for confirmation of diagnosis.
Physiotherapy treatment will help to strengthen your neck muscles and can guide to adapt your work place. early diagnosis can help to reduce the number of physiotherapy sessions.