O.k. my neck started bothering me again this morning. If you’ve read my entry from last month, Even Chiropractors Need Chiropractic, then you’ll remember that I’ve been having neck pain on and off for about a month and a half.
What gives? You’re a chiropractor Campos.
I’ve told you, chiropractors need chiropractic the most.
Anyway, I’ve been noticing that the discomfort would begin after a leisurely night in front of the T.V. on my…seven year old couch. Aha! It all makes sense now. My couch is so worn that I sink into it, which forces the muscles in the back of my neck to contract. Do this for and hour, two hours…o.k., o.k., SIX HOURS, I admit it…your neck is going to ache. Try holding a baseball bat out at arm’s length for 60 seconds and see what happens. This happens to the neck muscles too, just not as quickly, or as dramatically.
So, duh, I hadn’t considered that before: a couch – like a bed – needs to be replaced, and probably within around the same amount of time. If you’re not sure when to replace your bed, then please read my article How Sweet the Sleep 2. Now, for some people, the couch sees more action than the bed. If that the case, you’ll need to replace the couch sooner. Clearly, my couch has seen a lot of action.
For you do it yourselfers – check out this cool page on replacing the cushions of your sofa.
And another all about cushions.