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Overtime and Back Pain: A Duo You Can Beat

By Genevieve Cunningham

'Tis the season for lights and presents and delicious foods. Unfortunately, it’s also the season for overtime. People spend more hours at work at this time of year than at almost any other. The holidays are expensive, and someone has to pay for it! While this may not seem like a big deal, excessive time spent at work can be quite damaging to overall health. If you’re working overtime this season, take a look at how you can earn your paycheck while still protecting your health.

Why Overtime Causes Back Pain

Why does overtime hurt so much anyway? The truth is that work can hurt. Hours on the clock -- whether you’re standing, sitting, typing, or constantly on the move -- can really cause discomfort. It can cause a stiff and sore back and neck, headaches, and swelling and tenderness in the joints. When you increase the hours spent at work, it increases your risk of pain. And with less time to recover, the pain becomes constant and nagging.

Tips You Can Use on the Clock

Since working overtime isn’t always an option, it’s important to understand some tips for reducing the discomfort. Start with your own body. While you’re on the clock, make sure that you’re wearing clothes and shoes that are both comfortable and supportive. You should also check your posture at work, making sure that you’re not slouching or creating tension in the spine. It can also help to take frequent breaks, buy additional support items, and get plenty of exercise and rest when you’re finally off the clock.

Why Chiropractic Care is the Best Option

One of the best things that you can do to keep your body pain-free is to get regular chiropractic care. Chiropractors may be able to remove restrictions from the vertebrae of the spine, thus eliminating pain in the back, neck, joints, and elsewhere. With regular care, the pain may stay away, even if you have to work long hours. If you really want to protect your body, getting regular care is a great way to do it at anytime of the year.

If you would like to try chiropractic care in your life, visit with chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the stress and hassle. Sometimes we have to spend more hours at work than we would like, but we don’t have to let our whole health suffer as a result. Get your health and body moving in a healthier direction beginning with a quick stop at The Joint as soon as today.

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

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