Desk Jobs Can Cause Back Problems Too
By Tom Herrin
When people think of back pain, lifting and other heavy work may be the first thing that comes to mind. The stress and strain of lifting is a major contributor to many back injuries, but people who work in offices and never lift anything heavier than five pounds may still develop back pain that can be every bit as debilitating as heavy lifting. It may simply affect a different part of the back. If this scenario sounds a little familiar, a visit to a chiropractor can get you on the road to recovery and stop the pain you thought you had to live with.
What Kind Of Injury Is This?
A pretty common injury from sitting is due to the fixation of the eyes on a given object such as a computer screen. Since the screen itself doesn’t move, a person’s head and neck are held stationary for long periods of time. Without much movement, blood flow tends to become limited to those areas that are held so still. The muscles become stiff and the related joints in the upper back and neck become stressed. This kind of joint restriction causes the individual to suffer as the injured joint places pressure on a nerve resulting in pain.
How The Chiropractor Helps
Chiropractors will do something to massage, stimulate, or relax the muscles around the affected area. This will be followed by an adjustment in which they gently manipulate the joint so that it is restored to its proper place. Since this is done naturally, it can heal quickly and without any delays relating to effects of medication. This improved feeling of better health can make a person be rejuvenated and able to work without pain. Your chiropractor will also probably suggest some exercises to do at breaks so that proper circulation can be managed in this area.
Regular Chiropractic Can Be Good Maintenance
Once a person has been given relief from this back and neck pain, keeping the pain away will be a priority. At The Joint Chiropractic, they have great hours both days and evenings, weekdays and weekends. No insurance is needed, no appointments are necessary at any of their more than 370 locations nationwide. If your office job is becoming a pain in the back for you, drop in at The Joint Chiropractic today and find relief. Chances are they may be open right now.
To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.