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Preventing Back Pain At Work: 3 Tips to Help

By Virginia Laird

There are times that work can be quite a drag. When paired with back pain, it can seem almost unbearable. For millions who feel strapped to a desk all day while at work, back pain can seem to consume your thoughts, actions and attitude. Those who are on their feet all day may find the same to be true. There are many who suffer with back pain on a regular basis while at work. Chiropractors advise that there are plenty you can do to help prevent such pain from taking over your life, including:

  • Make time to stretch
  • Wear comfy shoes
  • Make a trip to your chiropractor

Make Time To Stretch

Chiropractors suggest that stretching can be a great way to release tension that builds in the back. While you are at work, it is vital that you make time to stretch from time to time. It is suggested that you try to take a break every hour to release the tension in your back. Stretches should not be difficult. Rather, chiropractors suggest that these should be simple, including touching your toes and neck rolls.

Wear Comfy Shoes

The shoes you choose to wear to work can play a huge role in your ability to prevent back pain. Although you may feel it necessary to wear high heels and the most fashionable shoes available, these are not always what is best. Chiropractors suggest that you should wear shoes which offer support for your arch as well as comfortable. Research suggests that shoes that are not comfortable can lead to an interruption in your natural stride, causing restriction and pain. Chiropractors suggest that you invest in flats, or heels that are no taller than two inches, to wear to work. Making the small change in your shoes can help prevent your pain.

Make a Trip To Your Chiropractor

For those who are serious about taking control of their back pain, stopping by The Joint Chiropractic can be wise. There, your chiropractor will work with you to devise a plan that's personalized to meet your needs. Your chiropractor will work on the joints of your spine to reduce restriction and release tension. With more than 450 locations nationwide you will likely find one in your community. And with no appointments necessary, your routine chiropractic care can be as simple as dropping by after work.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Phoenix, Ariz.

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