Lots of people mistakenly think that those sitting at desk jobs have it easy — they don't have the physical burdens that those that work labor-intense jobs do. Well, if you're reading this, you probably already know how wrong those who think that are. Sitting at a desk for hours each day can be just as exhausting and physically demanding as working some construction jobs — just without all of the sweat. If you've been dealing with body aches because you spend so much time sitting at your desk, there are a few things that you can try to help alleviate some of the pain.
Go to a Chiropractor
One of the first things to do is to go see a chiropractor. During your initial visit, you will have x-rays taken to pinpoint any problems that may be causing the pain. Then, the chiropractor will come up with the best possible treatment plan to get you feeling your best. In some cases, this means adjustments made every week, for others, it's every other week and for some, it's just once each month. How often you'll have to go will depend on what's going on with your body. Your body might need more time between adjustments to heal or you just might not be too far out of alignment to need weekly visits. Either way, the chiropractor will be able to give you a good idea of what's going on and provide you a way to correct it.
Stop and Stretch
The worst thing that you can do is sit still at your desk all day. Every thirty minutes, stand up and stretch. This doesn't mean you have to stop your work, but it does mean that you need to lift yourself out of your chair and bend around a bit — stretch your arms over your head and lean to each side, then front and back. This will stretch your back entirely.
Tip: If your desk is located in an area that's not out in the public, get a broomstick to store underneath it. When it's time to stretch, grab that broomstick with one hand on each end of it. Hold it way above your head and bend forward to make the handle touch your toes — then back —then turn side to side. You'll feel relief everywhere.
Stretching will help, but if there's a deeper underlying issue than sore muscles, it won't put a stop to your pain. Talk with a chiropractor like Midtown Chiropractic & Rehabilitation to begin treatment that'll make you feel better in the long run.Share
15 October 2019
After struggling with months and months with back pain, I could tell that things weren't getting any better with my DIY methods. I was tired of having trouble every time I needed to move, so I decided to start working with a chiropractor. When I arrived, the doctor worked really hard to diagnose my condition, and then he talked with me about treatments--letting me decide how to proceed. It made me feel really great about working with him, and within a few treatments my back was feeling a lot better. This blog is all about improving your back pain by talking with the right professionals.