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Use Chiropractic and Movement to Reduce Pain

By Sandy Schroeder

Too many of us find ourselves glued in place behind a computer, chasing deadlines every day. We start out with good intentions, but soon get swept into the ongoing workload. If this sounds all too familiar to you, you may want to enlist some chiropractic support and explore new ways to move more.

Pain usually slows us way down, creating stiffness and soreness that leads us to move even less. The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you can help you avoid that vicious circle. The Joint Chiropractic's licensed chiropractors help people find the best natural solutions for pain every day without pain pill prescriptions or surgery.

Researchers found people who sat too much often had lower back pain and were carrying too much weight, but they found relief when they started moving more.

Bring your issues in to sort them out with your local chiropractor. After an assessment of your pain, a gentle targeted spinal adjustment may provide far-reaching relief along with a new sense of wellness. Better sleep, more energy, or clearer thinking may occur too.

As you evaluate your benefits, you may choose weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments to avoid pain and explore more fitness options while working. Learning how to move all day long will help.

How to Move More at Work

A standing/sitting desk may be one way to stimulate moving on a daily basis. Researchers say the standing desk's biggest benefit is its ability to use movement to reduce pain. See what you think.

Make the switch every 30 minutes - The biggest value of a standing desk is its ability to keep us moving. Researchers suggest switching positions every 30 minutes. Also stand when you are talking to others or talking on the phone.

Add some music - Now that you are standing, music may fit right in too. Make this transition a whole mental lift with some soft jazz or favorite show tunes. Enjoy the sound of background music and keep moving all day.

Check out a cushioned mat - Anti-fatigue mats are designed to absorb some of the strain of standing. Some have a contour that will stimulate you to move more.

Polish your posture - Don't forget your posture in the midst of your efforts. Stand and sit upright with hips tucked under. When you sit, keep knees at a 90 degree angle, which may require foot support.

Experiment with the new situation - There are no hard and fast rules. The idea is to pop you out of your fixed position, but you get to decide what works best. 

Consider ergonomic advice - As you establish the new positions, it's important to keep stress off of your neck and shoulders and have your monitor in the right spot, slightly at or below eye level. 

When you are ready to tackle the problem, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Clinics are open weekends and evenings. No appointments are needed, and affordable personal healthcare plans eliminate the hassle of insurance.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Lincoln, Nebr

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