I’ve been dealing with compression related kyphosis for about 3 years now. It was a result of multiple neck injuries during High School football and has led to constant headaches over the passed years.
I saw a chiropractor for ~5 months and the pain subsided. I stopped going to the chiropractor ~3 months ago as he seemed to be a “one trick pony” with little to no variation or follow-up passed the initial visit.
The pain has not returned(although I still have occasional headaches). I still have muscle tightness in my neck on a daily basis. The tightness is accentuated by driving and sitting at my computer(my head leans forward as I sit).
I’m looking for any exercises or stretching techniques I can do to help alleviate and fix this problem. I’m also wondering if I should also be focusing on back/shoulder related stretches(I’m not currently doing so)?
I currently do SCM/Up Trap and Subocc/Levator Scap stretches(from the Neanderthal No More series) reactively to help relieve tension in my neck.
I also use a walking stick to help retract my shoulders(from CW’s new book). When I sit down at my computer desk I place the stick vertically at the edge of my desk. I then put my nose directly on the stick, which prevents me from leaning my head forward as I sit(it looks retarded, but works pretty well). Obviously, I can’t do this at work either(half my day is at a computer).
Any advice or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.