Work posture is one of the most common causes of neck and low back pain for people working more than 4 hours a day from a desk. Our team at United Joint and Spine Center can help you understand how the posture of your spine contributes to pain during work and ways to reduce and eliminate these issues from the 9-5 shift at your desk.
Okay….FREEZE! Right now is the perfect time to take an honest look at your current postural health while reading this blog on the Spinal Column. Where are your ears? If an imaginary string was hanging from your earlobes would they touch your shoulders or would it hang in front of them? Are you balanced in your chair or do you find yourself leaning to one side or the other? Is your chest square over your hips or are you lunged forward with your back stretched off the chairback? Are you currently leaning on one elbow or the other? All of these postural red flags are a great way of identifying factors that can create or agitate areas of dysfunction in the spine and body.
If you currently experience neck, back, or shoulder pain after a day in the office, now is the time to book your appointment at United Joint and Spine Center so our team can address it before the body adapts to new restrictions in the joints and muscles and it becomes difficult or even impossible to return to a healthy and functional range of motion. Our treatment at United Joint And Spine Center will involve muscle and joint therapy designed to flush out edema and spasm of the muscles with the goal to achieve proper biomechanical alignment through adjustments to the hips, lumbar, thoracic, and cervical spine. This alone is not enough to ensure proper mechanics at your desk going forward, so implementation of a healthy work stretching program of the neck, shoulders, and low back should be performed to maintain healthy posture, joint function, and range of motion.
Do yourself a favor and book your appointment at United Joint and Spine Center! Allow our highly trained doctors to check for proper work posture that fits your specific body structure!