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How to Protect Your Back at the Office - 1st Week

By Genevieve Cunningham

We spend a lot of time at the office. In fact, over half of our hours are spent at work, making it one of the most frequent places that we visit besides home. Because of the huge amount of time spent behind the desk, making sure your health is taken care of while there is massively important. One of the biggest health problems that people encounter at work is poor spinal health. Our backs are used and overused, and we often feel it at the end of the day. In order to protect your spinal health all day long, check out these tips for protecting your back while you’re slaving away behind the desk.

Pay Attention to Your Environment

Just like at home, the environment at your office matters. Is it comfortable? Does it support your back and neck and wrists? Check your chair for support and sagging. Check your desk for the appropriate height and comfort for your arms. If something isn’t conducive to your health, change it. Making your environment fit your needs is vital for protecting your spine throughout the day.

Make Exercise Your Thing

You need it and there’s no way around it. We all like to think that we are the exception; that everyone needs exercise except us, but that’s just not true. Exercise builds both strength and flexibility, which is necessary for your overall well-being, and especially for your spinal health. Perform some sort of exercise at least four times a week for a minimum of 20 minutes in order to see results faster.

Get Chiropractic Care

One of the best things you can do for your back, whether you’re at home or work, is to get chiropractic care. Chiropractors help to correct misalignments of the spine which can cause pain and general discomfort. They may also cause headaches, contribute to poor digestion, and weaken the immune system. By getting care on a regular basis, you can protect your spine and boost your health all in one fell swoop, which makes for a happier life and more productive work.

If you would like to try chiropractic care for your back problems, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever. Just walk in at anytime for quality care at an affordable price. The chiropractors here are friendly and professional, and you’ll feel right at home during your visit. Getting care is a great step toward better spinal health, so get to The Joint and get on the healthy track as soon as today.

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