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Is Your Desk Hurting Your Spine?

By Genevieve Cunningham

No matter what kind of work you do, getting the job done can be hard. Taxing. Tiring. Stressful. And when the body is fighting pain or discomfort, the tasks at work become much more difficult. Some equate pain at work to manual labor, but as it turns out, desk work can be among the most painful. If you suspect that your desk is causing you pain, take a look at these tips for feeling better at work and in life.

The Dangers of Desk Work

Many people imagine working behind a desk to be the dream. No manual labor? Sign me up! But we're beginning to discover that the constant sitting that comes with a desk job also comes with poor posture, headaches, and strains in the muscles and ligaments. Our bodies simply weren't meant to sit for such lengths of time. This can lead to discomfort, and it can also raise the risk of major disease in your life.

Signs You Have a Problem

It's easy to dismiss the pains that come with sitting behind a desk as normal. You might notice tightness in the hamstrings -- an extremely common side effect of sitting. You may notice sore joints, a stiff back, or a crick in the neck. If these pains show up on more days than not, you may need some assistance.

Tips for Better Health

There may not be much you can do to physically change your job, so you'll have to change your environment. If your employer is open, ask for an ergonomic desk and chair. This can significantly improve posture and support for your body. You can also take breaks with movement, stretch it out, and focus on proper body positioning to ease the pain.

The Power of Chiropractic Care

For pain of almost any kind, chiropractic care can work wonders, and pain related to office work is no exception. Chiropractors can help remove restrictions from the body. These restrictions are often the cause of the pain, and their removal makes way for comfort. The key is to go regularly. Make it a part of your life, and you may find that your job, your body, and your general comfort level are all improved.

If you would like to try chiropractic care in your life, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is an easy and stress-free process. No busy schedules  just walk-in visits to use at your convenience. No sky-high prices  just affordable pricing that's meant for everyone. Working at a desk all day brings risk, but the right care can help you stay healthy. Get moving in the right direction and improve your health starting now with a visit to The Joint Chiropractic today.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Albuquerque, N.M.

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