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Madam,I have to use the computer alot as this

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Dear Sir/Madam,
I have to use the computer alot as this is what i use for my work. However i have noticed that i get a tension sensation that starts from the neck and extends into the skull of the head when i have been on the computer a long time. This also occurs sometimes when i am watching TV or it seems when i display some form of bad posture.
My head generally feels stiff and tight and i believe this is due to my poor posture. I get no headaches or other symptoms and generally i feel fine. It seems that the neck muscles at the front seem weak as when i move my head forward to look down, it goes fairly weak and the head feels loose. I kindly wondered if anyone knew any effective exercises for this neck pain to try and get my pain under control or strengthen the weak neck muscles? Does anyone please know what this condition may be, do you think it is due to bad posture?
Yours faithfully,
John Fellows
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Orthopaedics
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Expert:  Dr.Amita replied 2 years ago.
Dear *****

We tend to put the muscles at the back of neck under tension when we are using a computer for long time as we tend to slightly flex our neck.This relative lengthening of the muscles at back of neck causes the muscles to get strained and that is why you get this tension sensation.

One way to avoid this is to keep your neck straight as far as possible while working on computer.Other is to take breaks from computer work and stretch your neck.

You may also practice certain exercises to strengthen the neck muscles.
I am giving below a link which explains the postural care as well as certain exercises for neck and shoulder region.You should especially focus on exercises under the isotmetric neck exercises portion.

http://www.mountsinai.on.ca/care/fammed/archive/education-and-your-care/patient-resources/musculoskeletal/neck-and-shoulder-exercises.pdf

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