Is Your Office Contributing To Your Back Pain?

If you are currently dealing with any sort of aches, pains, or soreness in your back, either in an acute or chronic manner, you can take some comfort in knowing that you are not alone in your discomfort. This is because studies have shown that back pain is one of the top reasons why people make visits to their primary healthcare provider each and every year in this country.

Back pain is so common and pervasive that it almost seems completely unavoidable; after all, virtually every single person who is reading this has probably dealt with back pain at some point in their life that has somehow interfered with their daily lives, even if it was just on a very short term, temporary basis.

Part of the reason why back pain is so common is partly due to the fact that there are many different causes of back pain, and it is not always really easy to tell what has caused a bout of back pain in a person at any given time.

However, more and more researchers are finding that many people end up developing back pain as a direct result of poor ergonomics in the workplace. Considering most of us tend to spend a significant portion of our time working in an office setting, it should begin to make sense that the office can be a big contributing factor to whether a person ends up experiencing back pain or not. As I learned after coming across a very helpful article by Spine Health on this very topic, there are ways to determine whether your workplace is causing your back pain - and there are ways to prevent this from being a threat to your health in the future. Here is what I learned from the article.

Chances are high that you work in an office setting, and at the very least, you are more than likely sitting in a chair at a desk for long periods of time on any given day, staring at a computer screen or even a tablet or smartphone in order to get your tasks for the day done and accomplished.

If this is the case, make sure that your work station is set up to prevent back pain by supporting the spine. Your chair should offer lumbar support, and your feet should be able to touch the floor comfortably. The monitor of the screen you are looking at should remain at eye level. For more helpful tips on how to keep your spine supported at work, be sure to consult with a doctor of chiropractic at your nearest The Joint clinic. Regular chiropractic consultations and adjustments can keep your spine in good working order, therefore preventing back pain from taking control of your life.

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