Back Support for Neck Pain

If you’re like many people, you probably spend much of your day sitting at a desk. This sedentary behavior puts you at increased risk for spending prolonged time in poor posture, potentially causing pain and discomfort. Neck pain can range from irritating to debilitating. Neck pain can interfere with daily activities and reduce your quality of life if left untreated.

Posture Perfect can help you correct your posture and reduce neck pain with our own line of unique and affordable orthopedic devices. Here is some more information on neck pain and how our upper back support braces can help alleviate this pain.

What are Some Causes of Neck Pain?

The most common cause of neck pain is due to muscle strains. Overuse, such as too many hours hunched over your computer or smartphone, often triggers muscle strains. This is because your neck muscles at held in a prolonged position that is not natural. Neck muscle strain is typically caused by poor posture or support, such as sleeping with the neck in awkward positions.

Neck pain can also be caused by aging. This is because degenerative conditions such as osteoarthritis (the wearing down of joint cartilage) and spinal stenosis (narrowing of the spaces in the spine) can lead to neck pain as you age. Another cause of neck pain is nerve compression. Herniated disks or bone spurs in the vertebrae of your neck can press on the nerves branching out from the spinal cord.

The last common cause of neck pain us from injuries. The muscles, ligaments, discs, vertebral joints and nerve roots in the spine cord in the neck can be affected in trauma injuries. Such injuries can be from automotive accidents, falls, and more.

woman holding neck because of neck pain
woman on couch exhibiting poor posture with neck pain

Does Good Posture Decrease Neck Pain?

Medically speaking, posture refers to the way you position your body when lying down, sitting, or standing. When viewed from the front or back, your spine should create a vertical line through the center of your body. Poor posture upsets the balance your spine needs for best performance.

Keeping your head over your shoulders with your chin parallel to the floor and tucked slightly back promotes the structural support your neck provides when you’re sitting or standing. Good posture might sound simple but it can pretty difficult to maintain.

How Does Bad Posture Increase Neck Pain?

The position of your head plays a vital role in cervical posture. your head weighs 10-12 pounds when it is held in the correct position. However, tilting your head forward, backward, or to the side by even a few inches causes you to lose the central support of the spine. This significantly increases the force your head places on your spine.

Some muscles in the neck and upper back must overcompensate to counterbalance the pull of gravity on the forward head. The longer that poor posture is continues, such as being hunched over a computer or slouching on the couch, the more likely that neck pain, stiffness, and other symptoms may develop.

How Do Back Support Braces Reduce Neck Pain?

Bracing is used for a variety of reasons such as to control pain, lessen the chance of further injury, allow healing to take place, compensate for muscle weakness, or prevent or correct a deformity.

A back brace can help alleviate muscle tension by reducing pressure on the spine, thereby reducing the amount of strength needed in the muscles to support the spinal column. A lower back support belt can make a huge difference in your neck and back pain. Varied types of soft and rigid neck braces (or collars) are available to manage the needs of patients with different cervical spine conditions.

How Do Muscle Massage Guns Reduce Neck Pain?

Massage guns are also a great option for reducing neck pain .In many cases, neck pain and tension comes from overstraining the muscles in your neck. Massage guns work by improving blood circulation within muscles. This relieves pain by supplying fresh oxygen to the muscle tissue. Be aware that the neck ,especially the front part, is delicate. Do not ever use it on the front park of your neck and be cautious.

How Do Muscle Back Stretchers Reduce Neck Pain?

This small piece of plastic works either sitting up or lying down. It can be used to counteract the hunched-forward posture so common in many occupations. Back stretcher improves your posture by simultaneously strengthening and loosening your back and neck muscles.

Bottomline: Do Posture Perfect's Orthopedic Devices Reduce Muscle Pain?

When it comes to your body, nothing is more important than ensuring that you’ve got the right tools and resources at home to keep yourself in tip-top shape. Here at Posture Perfect, our goal is to design innovative products that allow you to keep your body safe, fit, and pain-free without having to leave home. Check out our products to take the first step to better posture and a pain-free life.