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How to Have a 'Back Friendly' Office

By Genevieve Cunningham

If you work in an office setting, then you know how painful it can be on the back. You’d think that an office would be all comfort and cool air and water coolers, but it’s not always quite that simple. Many people still leave the office at the end of the day with a sore back and stiff neck. If you would like to remedy this problem so that your job might be more enjoyable and your health better than ever, take a look at these tips for making your office space "back friendly."

Check Your Chair

If you sit behind a desk all day, it’s imperative that your chair is comfortable. You want one that supports the lower back and offers support for the head and neck. If yours doesn’t offer these bonuses, it’s time for a new one. Because you’re likely to spend hours and hours in your chair, splurge on costs and make it as supportive and comfortable as possible.

Bring Some Pillows

Another great option to make your work life more comfortable is to bring additional support items. Stack some small pillows on a shelf or in a drawer, and pull them out when necessary. A small pillow behind the back, behind the head, or even under the wrist might help align your body in a more comfortable and healthier manner.

Buy a Standing Desk

This isn’t for everyone, but the popularity of the standing desk is growing. This option negates the need for a chair, as the desk is placed at an appropriate height for your natural stance. This allows you to keep better posture, may help with back and neck pain, and may even burn more calories. If you have the option to use both a sitting and standing desk, you’ll have the best of both worlds for much better health.

Chiropractic Care

This is an option that often goes ignored, but is incredibly beneficial. Chiropractors may be able to help keep your spine aligned, which in turn may reduce pain and keep you more comfortable. Get care from a professional on a regular basis and you may find a significant difference in the way that your back feels at the end of a long day.

If you would like to make your space back friendly, use these tips as soon as today. If you’d like to add chiropractic care, The Joint Chiropractic is a great place to start. With walk-in visits and affordable pricing, you can get care without any stress or hassle. Improve the health of your back and feel more productive than ever with a trip to The Joint today!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Clayton, Mo.

 

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