Is Your Spine Up to Your Daily Routine?
By Sandy Schroeder
You may be asking yourself that very question, wondering if your spine is up to your work, as you head home with back pain every night. If your daily routine involves a lot of sitting, you may be setting yourself up for future aches and pain.
Sitting at a desk, in a lab, or in front of a computer for many hours puts pressure on the lower back. You may not notice the problem when you are sitting, but the problem can settle in gradually with long range serious effects that can create chronic pain, interfere with mobility, and even shorten your life. As Mayo Clinic’s Dr. James Levine said, “Sitting is the new smoking.”
How Your Chiropractor Can Help
Start now to address the problem with a visit to The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you, where health, wellness, and fitness are everyday solutions.
Your chiropractor will want to hear about your work situation, the pain you are having, and your health history. A gentle, targeted spinal adjustment may provide far-reaching pain relief and an overall sense of wellness. Some people say it is like turning a page.
Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may be the best way to keep the benefits coming, as you and your chiropractor put together the best plan of attack. Your chiropractor can also help you with your posture, workspace and the best fitness routines.
Avoiding digital slouch – Hunching over your keyboard can be a leading cause of back pain. Becoming aware of good posture is the first line of defense. Have someone take a picture of you sitting, and start from there to correct the problem with posture tips from your chiropractor.
Get an ergonomically sound chair – Your chair should support the natural curve of your spine. Your feet should be flat on the floor and your monitor should be at eye level.
Take breaks every half hour – Stand up, walk around, stretch to get your circulation moving, and get a drink of water.
Develop your core muscles – Your chiropractor can help you choose routines to strengthen your core as you build strong back muscles.
To keep your back as healthy as possible, stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Find out about the affordable personal healthcare plans; they don't require any insurance -- in fact, The Joint doesn't take insurance -- and there are extended hours that include weekdays and weekends. No appointments are needed. Everything is simpler and easier at the Joint.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Caldwell, N.J.