Chiropractic Tips for Daily Mouse Maneuvers
By Sandy Schroeder
Many of us spend a lot of time in front of a screen, and we use a mouse when we are there.
Computer-aided design, CAD, architecture and graphic design all call for a lot of mouse maneuvers.
As a writer, I am also firmly attached to my mouse. If you would be lost without your mouse, you may risk falling into some of the mouse traps that lead to injury with constant use.
Or, you may have other issues with your workplace, like the wrong chair, poor posture, or too many hours spent in fixed sitting positions.
Whatever your screen or mouse issues, The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you can help you get back on track. Stop by and talk with chiropractors who see these problems on a daily basis.
When you come in, bring your questions about workplace and home ergonomics. Having the right chair with good back support, keeping your feet flat on the floor, and not hunching over screens can make a difference in your body’s health.
Your chiropractor will want to hear about your daily home and work routines, and ask about any pain that you are having. Your medical history will also be reviewed.
Then if a spinal adjustment seems beneficial, it will be done in an open bay area on a special table. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes.
As you experience the results of a spinal adjustment, you may feel far-reaching pain relief in the neck, back, sciatic nerve, or other joints. You may also feel more energy, more alertness, or a new sense of relaxation.
As you evaluate the results, and consider future chiropractic treatments, you may want to try out these mouse patrol tips.
- Distance Matters – The longer the reach to use the mouse the more strain falls on the neck.
- Elbow Relief – Keep elbows relaxed by your sides with the mouse in front of you.
- Mouse Moves – Move the mouse from the wrist rather than the fingers, or use the whole arm to move the mouse.
- Mouse Size Matters – If it is the mouse is too small the hand can cramp, and strain the wrist leading to carpal tunnel injuries.
- Speed Control – Adjust your cursor speed. If it is too fast, you will grip the mouse harder to control it. If it is too slow, you may be moving it more to make it go.
Whatever your issues, from mouse to house tasks, count on The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to be able to help. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Extended weekend and evening hours make visits easier, and walk-in visits are welcome.