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How to Avoid Neck and Back Pain When Sitting at Your Desk?

by | Aug 1, 2021

Do you want to learn how to avoid neck and back pain when sitting for long periods? Due to COVID-19 and the new normal of working from home – many people spend a lot of time sitting. They may be a writer, or a lawyer, or run a business from behind a desk, or even an assembly-line worker or a student, and sit a lot. Then the pain started as an odd twinge. First, their body experienced slight back pain or neck and shoulder pain, but then it became recurring. Back pain is one of the most common injuries in the workplace – and home. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that sitting at a desk for hours in one static posture is likely to lead to trouble.

There Is a Healing Solution

Many people find chiropractic treatment works well for healing their pain. According to Integrated Chiropractic, “Unlike general practitioners, chiropractic procedures treat neck and back pain at the root of its problem, rather than mask the pain and symptoms of problems with prescription drugs.” It goes without saying that chiropractic adjustments are safe, non-invasive, and natural.

Avoid Neck and Back Pain When Sitting at Your Desk

Further, Integrated Chiropractic,  “Advises that adjustments for neck pain are specifically called cervical manipulation. Cervical manipulation involves loosening the joints, muscles, and tissues in the neck through a series of stretches and adjustments designed to reduce the pain of pinched nerves and muscle spasms. Once tissues have been relaxed and loosened, the chiropractic physician will then use their hands to twist and snap the vertebrae back into alignment sharply.”

  1. The enemy of a healthy neck and back is prolonged sitting. Every 30 minutes, stand up or walk around briefly. Keep moving!
  2. You want to adjust your chair height is so that your eyes are level with the top of the monitor and make sure your keyboard is straight in front of you, not to the side.
  3. Sit up in your chair so that your bottom and shoulder blades are in contact with the backrest, which is fully supporting you. If you have back pain, you may find it helps to place a small rolled-up towel in the small of your back for support.  Avoid crossing your legs. Avoid slouching.

How Do I Find A Great South Austin Sports Chiropractor

If you are experiencing pain in your back, shoulders, or neck when sitting at your desk, don’t wait another minute. There is no reason to put up with the pain any longer. Contact our team at Elite Motion and Performance today – we just may be able to help you.