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Working With Back Pain: 3 Helpful Tips

By Virginia Laird

Every day there are plenty of you who admit to working with back pain. Even more surprising is that most feel helpless in finding a solution to such pain. Chiropractors say that there are a few things you can try to help ease your suffering while at the office, including:

  • Adjust your computer monitor
  • Consider stretching throughout the day
  • Wear comfortable shoes to work

Adjust Your Computer Monitor

For those who spend a great deal of time sitting at their desks, it can be vital that you make certain your computer monitor is adjusted appropriately. While there are many who would be shocked to find out there is a wrong way to place your computer monitor, if not adjusted properly it can be the culprit of your pain. Chiropractors say that computer monitors should be adjusted to eye level. This can require you to place books beneath it to elevate it properly. Adjusting your monitor correctly can help you avoid feeling the need to slouch in order to work.   

Consider Stretching Throughout the Day

Chiropractors encourage those who suffer with back pain on a routine basis to find time throughout the day to stand and stretch. Although you may be thinking about the need for a yoga mat and workout attire, it simply isn't necessary. Instead, light stretches can be enough to release tension in the back, which can help you manage and reduce back pain. Consider finding a few minutes (while at work) to stretch each day. 

Wear Comfortable Shoes to Work

Even though you may sit at your desk for much of your day, the shoes you choose to wear can still impact the health of your back. Shoes that offer little to no support and impede the natural stride can cause the vertebrae to shift, leading to restrictions along the spine. Chiropractors say that one great way to avoid this is to make sure your shoes are comfortable and offer plenty of support. It is also suggested that you wear your heels at or below two inches in height. Check your shoes before heading out the door.

If you are one who suffers with severe pain, it can be helpful to visit with your chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. While you are there, together you will determine a pain prevention plan tailored just for you. With more than 500 locations nationwide you are sure to find one in your community. And with no appointment necessary you can be seen when you need it most. Consider dropping by on your way home from work today. 

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Memphis, Tenn.

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