Neck Pain & Massage Chair

neck pain and massage chair

The neck pain is a common problem that most people experience at some point in their lives. According to the CDC, 15% of American adults suffer from neck strains with it being more commonly found in women. It is commonly found in people who work and live a sedentary lifestyle. Neck pain can prevent people from enjoying their lives due to this painful condition that disrupts them.

Causes of Neck Pain

Biologically, the neck is composed of vertebrae, nerves, tendons, and ligaments. When one or more of these are injured or affected by another stress, it can lead to terrible neck pain. The two broad categories are acute and chronic. Acute lasts for a short time, and fades as quickly as it comes; chronic pain is persistent, and can last weeks up to months at a time.
These are some causes of neck pain:

  • Whiplash
  • Physical trauma or injury
  • Poor Posture
  • Repetitive motions

In serious cases, neck pain can be due to an underlying degenerative condition like spinal stenosis, osteoarthritis, or degenerative disc disease. These conditions are the result of wear and tear possibly due to aging. However, in most cases, a common contributor to neck pain is the weakening and tightening of neck muscles.

How Massage Chairs Resolve Neck Pain

Massage chairs have rollers and airbags placed around the neck region. These, in combination, gently massage the tissue and muscles around the neck and shoulder; it promotes blood circulation and movement of nutrients towards the neck, allowing the muscles and necks to recover from injuries and trauma. In order to further massage the neck region, 3D design features implemented into the chair can allow for a much more thorough massage at the neck region.

Massage chairs have these options available to users, allowing for specific regions of the body like the neck and shoulders to be focused on. Some massage chairs feature a stretch decompression, where the spine is lengthened with stretches. This relieves the spine from the stresses of gravity, and allows for better blood circulation and for muscles to release tension. Many massage chairs also have a heating feature, and heating a muscle promotes relaxation of the muscle, which releases tight knots and promotes circulation. The combination of heating and massage functions allow for neck pain to be dealt with effectively. Massage chairs have a variety of options to help deal with neck pain, from automatic programs targeted around the neck to manually massaging the region.