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Don't Let Desk Work Be Painful: 3 Tips to Prevent It

By Virginia Laird

At times, work can seem to be a drag. This is especially true when the nagging discomfort of back pain settles in. As you feel locked in at the desk, it can seem as though the pain in your back gains intensity, and you may think you are on the losing end of a no-win battle. Still, there is no reason to suffer. There is plenty of research to suggest that not all back pain requires a great deal of focus and intense care to give it the boot. There is no reason to let your job be a pain in your back. Take the advice of chiropractors right away. A few tips that you should try include:

  • Sit with your feet flat on the ground
  • Be sure your computer is properly adjusted
  • Drop by your chiropractor

Sit With Your Feet Flat on the Ground

Chiropractors suggest that sitting any way other than with your feet (both of them) flat on the ground can cause poor posture, which leads to back pain. It is advised that you should always sit with both feet flat on the ground. For some, especially those who are short, this can prove to be a challenge. Chiropractors suggest that having a stool to place under the feet when sitting can help with the issue of sitting with both feet on the ground.

Be Sure Your Computer Is Properly Adjusted

For those who sit hours on end staring at a computer screen, back and neck pain can seem to be part of the job description. Chiropractors suggest otherwise. It is suggested that those who experience back pain can adjust their computer screen to help reduce such pain. Research indicates that the best way to adjust your computer screen is to set it at eye level. This can prevent hunching over, which promotes poor posture. For some, this can be easily done by placing books under the monitor. If you are one who suffers with back and neck pain, take a long look at your computer and begin making arrangements to adjust the height right away.

Drop By Your Chiropractor

Research indicates that routine chiropractic care can help manage back pain. For this reason, it is suggested that those who suffer with back pain should consider adding such care as part of their healthcare regimen. Chiropractors work diligently with the joints of the spine to restore function and reduce restriction. If you are ready to make this part of your care, drop by The Joint Chiropractic in your community right away. With more than 450 locations nationwide, you are sure to find one near you. And with no appointment necessary you can be seen when you need it most.

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

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