When Your Job Triggers Pain Chiropractic May Help
By Sandy Schroeder
Most of us spend a lot of hours in front of computers. We are often quite focused as we text, email and review documents. It’s easy to stay fixed in the same position for too long, putting pressure on the neck and back that creates pain.
Muscles, ligaments and tendons in the neck and upper back are stretched as we look down for long periods of time, according to Dr. Andrew White, orthopedic surgeon at Spine Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. White says this type of pain is temporary, but uncomfortable. It can also trigger headaches by irritating the occipital nerve at the base of the skull.
How to Fix the Pain and Keep Working
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to take control of your neck and back pain. The Joint’s doctors of chiropractic are well equipped to help. They work with people of all ages, helping them find the best answers every day.
Your chiropractor will want to hear about your neck and back pain, job routine and health history. A gentle targeted spinal adjustment may provide far-reaching pain relief and an overall sense of wellness. Together, you and your chiropractor can review your workspace, evaluate posture, and pick the best strategies to help you work more comfortably.
Weekly 15-minute spinal adjustments may help keep your body limber and pain-free. At the same time you can begin to reshape your workspace to avoid future neck and back pain.
What to Do
HarvardHealth suggests the following steps to remedy job-related neck and back pain.
- Sit up straight with your gaze parallel to the floor
- Make sure the computer monitor is at eye level
- Prop up handheld devices to keep them at eye level
- Make sure all work documents are at eye level
- Take frequent breaks and adjust your position if you feel stiffness
- Add core muscle workouts to your fitness routine to strengthen neck and back muscles that support the spine
I have watched many friends and relatives encounter painful problems such as these. As they found solutions, they also turned to their chiropractor for ongoing issues that came up. Often they brought in their families to work on their problems, too. Over the years, their chiropractors became wellness coaches who helped to monitor their health and spot any new developments.
Stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community to find out about the affordable personal healthcare plans that require no insurance. Clinics are open weekends and evenings. Walk-in visits are welcome. No appointments are needed.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Houston, Tex.