Cervical Radiculopathy is a neck and arm condition that happens when the nerves coming out of the neck become irritated, often causing neck pain that can spread down into the shoulders, middle back, arm, hands, and fingers. Some people even get pins and needles, numbness, and weakness in their hands and can start dropping things! Managing this condition takes time, and if done well, can prevent the need for any surgery.
As many of have returned to working from home, it is important to have a good setup at home to help stay productive and reduce any unnecessary strain on the body. Our Physiotherapists and Chiropractors at Westpoint Health in Blacktown have seen some amazing setups and some really tragic ones. Based on these, here are some recommendations on how you can make your work from home setup better.
Whilst stretching the neck can help temporarily, many people are unaware that strengthening the muscles of the neck and shoulder (with bands, weights, and even head stands) can actually help reduce neck pain and stop it from coming back.