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Dealing with Back Pain at Work

The majority of adults working in today’s world are likely sitting hunched over their desks and working on their computers all day. Depending on how active you stay in your daily life and how you sit at your desk, you probably experience some form of back, neck, or hip pain.


Many people feel as if they will never be able to escape the strain desk jobs add to their bodies. However, at ProActive Health, we tell all of our chiropractic patients that there is a solution to alleviating this pain and working towards a happier and healthier life.


We’ll dive into some of these solutions now, but first, we want to note that these are recommendations that anyone can follow, and your needs may require a unique solution tailored to your specific needs. If you’re looking for professional advice, at ProActive Health, we offer chiropractic adjustments for $27. Click here to learn more.


Workspace Adjustments

If you experience lower back, shoulder, or neck pain throughout your workday, the issue may be from how you currently have your chair or computer set up in your office. Some simple and quick adjustments can do wonders for your body and make you even more proficient in your work.


Adjusting Your Chair’s Height

Your chair’s height plays a vital role in the lower back and shoulder pain. To avoid this, sit as close to your desk as you comfortably can. With a straight spine, place your hands on your desk and adjust your chair until your arms form a 90-degree angle.


Sitting In Your Chair

When it comes to sitting in your chair, there are things you can do. The first thing you can do is sit until your bottom touches the back of your chair and place a cushion in between the chair and your lower back to prevent you from slouching forward or down in your chair.


The second option is to do the exact opposite. Instead of sitting back in your chair, sit at the edge of your seat and maintain a straight spine.


Stretch Three Times Throughout The Day

If you feel glued to your desk all day, it could lead to future health complications that aren’t related to your body’s pain. Researchers have found that sitting at your desk for long periods of time could inevitably lead to obesity, increased blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess body fat around the waist, abnormal cholesterol levels, and more.


To prevent these side effects and more from occurring, we recommend that you achieve a minimum of 60 minutes a day of being physically active. This could be going for six ten-minute walks throughout the day, stretching before you wake up, in the office, and going to bed. If you feel as if it’s impossible to be active while at work, try to use the moments when you’re walking to the bathroom or going to lunch to be mindful of your physical activity,


Routine Chiropractic Care

Over time, after you’ve adjusted your workspace to accommodate your body’s needs, you’ll begin to feel the benefits on your body. However, these aren’t permanent or immediate solutions to your back, shoulder, or neck pain. Routine chiropractic care can offer comfort to your body sooner than you think.


At ProActive Health, we work with you in developing a plan that addresses your concerns with your spinal region, neck, hips, and more.



Visit us at ProActive Health today to “Align Your Spine, Realign Your Life!”


Ready to see a chiropractor, whether for the first time or as someone looking to visit a new chiropractic office? Dr. Doug Patterson at ProActive Health is the top choice in the Michiana area!


In 1993, Dr. Doug Patterson hurt his back and first sought the care of a Chiropractor. It was after this experience that he decided he wanted to help people himself by pursuing chiropractic. He is a 1997 graduate of the Life University College of Chiropractic in Marietta, Georgia, and has been in practice now for 20+ years. Since then, Dr. Doug has expanded his field of practice to include functional medicine and science-based nutrition. Schedule a visit with Dr. Doug at ProActive Health today!

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