These Home Activities May Cause Back Pain
By Stepy Kamei
Since most of us are spending much more of our time indoors now, we're all finding new hobbies to pick up in order to pass the time. Or, maybe we're getting back into old hobbies we had left by the wayside long ago as our lives got busier and busier with work, family, and social commitments. While it's great to find new ways in which we can enrich our lives, it's important to make sure we're staying healthy and preventing back pain from creeping into our lives. As you're adjusting to a new routine with new things to do, it's important to make sure you're caring for the health of your back and spine as well. Make sure you're not allowing these common home activities to harm your spinal health!
Staying Ergonomically Supported in Front of Technology
Whether you're working from your new home office, bingeing your favorite show on the couch, or getting through your stack of video games, you're more than likely spending a lot of time in front of technology. That's why it's so important to make sure your body remains supported, as it can be easy to slouch over and strain your neck and shoulders while in front of a computer, phone, or TV. Be sure to use a chair that's comfortable and supportive. You may want to use a pillow or blanket for lumbar support. It's also helpful to take frequent breaks to stand up, stretch, and walk around, to keep your muscles and joints from getting stiff.
Are you waking up with a stiff neck or sore back? You may need to adjust your sleeping habits. Consider trying out a mattress topper, or a new pillow, and see if this makes any difference. You may want to try falling asleep in a different position as well, to see if that makes a difference. Spending roughly eight hours each night in an uncomfortable position can lead to strains which impact your back health over time.
Chiropractic Is Here to Support You
Chiropractic has been relied on for thousands of years all around the globe as a reliable and safe source of treatment for back aches and pains. Many of our branches still remain open, so you can get quality care and treatment for back pain even during this unique time. Come on in to the branch nearest you to help support your back health.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Worth, Tex.