Work Life: Changes that Can Reduce Back Pain
By Virginia Laird
Millions of people report having mild back pain each year. Many of these people have little clue about what the culprit may be. The truth is that much of the time, back pain can be cured or decreased with little to no invasive testing or procedure. Visiting a chiropractor is a great place to begin. Chiropractors counsel with each patient trying to determine the cause; a great deal of the time the problem begins with a habit or lifestyle choice. While the chiropractor cannot make changes in your life to fix the problem, he or she can help and urge you to do so.
The Evils of Desk Work
One of the greatest mistakes many people make is planting themselves in front of a computer (at a desk) all day. While many may be required to be at a computer for most of their day, it is important to find time to get up. Chiropractors suggest finding time to do light stretching to loosen the back and neck. Some people will argue that they have zero time to get away from the desk. If this is you, try to add a workspace in the office where standing to work while using the computer could be an option. Many companies use laptops over other computer choices, making it possible to move the work to a place where standing for a bit could be viable choice.
Wearing High Heels Too Often
For those who love high heels, it is vital to know these are a killer to both the back and the feet. Heels can cause an unnatural stride which can put unnecessary stress on the spine and can lead to function restriction. This can be painful. If you are a lover of high heels, it is recommended by chiropractors to keep the heels at or below two inches. Another way to help prevent or reduce back pain caused by high heels is to add routine trips to the chiropractor. There, the spine can be adjusted to restore function that may have been lost due to the stress from wearing high heels.
The chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic are ready to help you identify the cause of your back pain. Stop by on your way home from work or drop in during your lunch break. No appointments are accepted, making your care as convenient as you need it to be.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Asheville, N.C.