Many professionals across the country have an office job, meaning they sit at a desk doing paperwork, looking at a computer screen, or making phone calls for a large portion of their day.  While office jobs are indoors and out of the hot or cold weather, they can still cause discomfort. 

Sitting in an office chair all day long can take a toll on your musculoskeletal system, causing chronic back or neck pain due to poor posture from being slumped over a desk for most of the day.  Back pain is one of the leading causes of doctor’s office visits in America today. 

While poor posture may not be something you think about often, it is something that you can improve.  Focusing on improving your posture and being conscientious about straightening your back and shoulders can help with overall pain and health.  Ergonomic chairs can also help get your body in proper alignment to promote correct posture. 

Another way to improve posture is to undergo regular chiropractic adjustments from a Cape Coral chiropractor.  Both ergonomic chairs and chiropractic care are beneficial for improving posture so that you can see a decrease in chronic pain and experience comfort while at work and after leaving the office.

Why Do I Have Back Pain?

Sitting in an office chair all day is not the best position for your spine.  In fact, too much sitting can place unnecessary stress on the spine. The natural slouching position of an office job causes the spinal ligaments to stretch out and can place pressure on spinal discs, leading to back pain.  It’s imperative that you take action when you first start to experience back pain.  Back pain that is not addressed can become chronic pain.  But thankfully, Cape Coral chiropractors Dr. Omar Clark and Dr. Taylor Van Horn can address poor posture to improve chronic back or neck pain.

Ergonomic Office Chairs

Investing in an ergonomic office chair can be expensive, but it is worth the expense to improve posture and ease back pain.  Ergonomic office chairs are specifically designed to keep the body in correct alignment.  They position your body so that the head, neck, spine, and hips are all in alignment.  The lower back is supported by the chair, keeping you upright, while the elbows, calves, and knees are properly bent and positioned comfortably.  A chair will help improve posture when used correctly, but it also takes some effort on behalf of the user.  You must pay attention to how you are sitting and use the chair as it is intended to be used in order to see the most beneficial results.  Get up often and walk around as well.  Standing and taking one to two minute breaks every half an hour to stretch out the back can help ease back pain as well.  If an ergonomic chair is helping some but not fully alleviating back pain, there may be one important component that is missing: chiropractic care from Dr. Omar Clark and Dr. Taylor Van Horn of Experience Family Chiropractic.

Chiropractic Care and Back Pain

Chiropractic care, in conjunction with the use of an ergonomic chair, will yield the best results for alleviating back pain from sitting at a desk job all day.  Spinal misalignments can be the root cause of poor posture and back pain, along with many other health issues and problems.  Regular, gentle adjustments from Dr. Omar Clark and Dr. Taylor Van Horn will remove spinal misalignments for better posture.  It can take several adjustments to restore correct positioning to the spine as years of bad habits can take time to correct, but with consistent chiropractic care, you are sure to experience results!  Contact Dr. Clark and Dr. Van Horn of Experience Family Chiropractic today to schedule a consultation and take control of your spinal health.

Sources

Andrews, K. “Ten Tips for Improving Posture and Ergonomics.” https://www.spine-health.com/wellness/ergonomics/ten-tips-improving-posture-and-ergonomics?source=pop-block

Triano, J., “Office Chair: How To Reduce Back Pain.” https://www.spine-health.com/wellness/ergonomics/office-chair-how-reduce-back-pain?source=pop-block.

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