Chiropractic Can Help When Work and Pain Collide
By Sandy Schroeder
If you are still working from home and feeling back and neck pain, it may be time to see your chiropractor and reassess your work setting.
If your home office desk and chair are not supporting your body properly, or worse, you are slouching over a laptop on the couch or floor, it's time to make some changes.
The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you offers a wellness center with licensed chiropractors who can help you with the pain and provide tips to avoid future pain.
See Your Chiropractic
When you talk with your chiropractor, you will learn how a healthy spine can make a great deal of difference in overall health. Gentle targeted spinal adjustments can reduce issues and correct misalignments that lead to back, and neck pain, sciatica or wrist and elbow pain. They may also generate more benefits as you sleep better, feel more energized or think more clearly.
As you review your benefits, 15-minute weekly spinal adjustments can keep your spine happy and healthy and help you work more effectively.
Improve Your Work Place
Skip laptop work on bed, couch or floor - As tempting as it seems, every time you slouch over your laptop or phone the more likely your neck or back may hurt and headaches may occur.
Create an ergonomically healthy work area - Use a desk with an adjustable chair that will support shoulders and back. Hips and thighs should be at a 90-degree angle with feet flat on the floor. Position the laptop so the screen is straight ahead and arms are at a 90-degree angle when you are working on the keyboard.
Find ways to stand more - Consider an adjustable platform that lets you stand to work. Walk around as you mull over ideas or talk with colleagues. Create additional workspace at counter level.
Use a speaker or headset - Stop holding your phone between shoulder and ear and get a headset or use the speaker option.
Insert breaks to keep moving - Use 10-minute breaks for every 30 minutes of work. Eat outside or lunch with friends or family and walk afterwards. Take a break before dinner to do a gym workout. Activate your family room with an exercise mat, stationary bike or treadmill.
Whenever you are ready to ease neck and back pain stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you to find out more about the personal healthcare plans and packages that eliminate the hassle of insurance. Walk-ins are welcome.
To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sugar Land, Tex.