Chiropractors in an Office?
By Randi Morse
Today's employers are finding that they must be more creative than ever before in order to attract, and keep, good employees. Some employment companies have even gone so far as to create day cares and clinics that are only for the use of company employees. It doesn't come as much surprise that some employment companies are even adding an in-house chiropractor to their list of benefits.
Why a Chiropractor?
When you sit down for work most of the day in an office your posture suffers greatly. While we should be sitting up with our back straight and both feet touching the floor, if you walk around almost any office you will see people slumping and hunching their shoulders. The longer the day goes on, the more apt they are to be hunched over their desk. This poor posture can significantly increase the risks of headaches, neck pain, and low back pain. Professional chiropractic adjustments can help with any misalignment that may have started due to poor posture. Not only that, your chiropractor can also help you learn how to sit ergonomically in order to lessen the possibility of pain in the future.
Repetitive use is something that most employees find they must deal with at some point in time, no matter whether they are using a mouse all day or building furniture. If you are doing the same movement day in and day out, you are extremely likely to experience repetitive use injuries. These include conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome. Chiropractic adjustments to the forearm and wrist may be able to help reduce the symptoms and side effects of repetitive use. Without proper care, these conditions can cause a great deal of pain and may even result in the necessity of surgery, which is not only expensive and painful, it can keep you out of the workforce for quite some time.
If your office doesn't have a chiropractor on staff, and as of right now there are not many that do, it's a good idea to invest the time and find a local chiropractor that you can visit regularly. Regular appointments with the chiropractor are the best way to ensure that your spine and body stay in good health. You can even set up a schedule that allows you to see your chiropractor during the hours that work for you, whether that's after work or during your lunch hour. If you work in an office, or work at a job that puts a great deal of strain on your body, it is a smart idea to visit a chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic to see what they can do to help you.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Las Vegas, Nev.