With the increased use of computer for work and entertainment, the number of people suffering pain in the neck and shoulder areas is on the rise.
When sitting at a desk for several hours at work, and then later enjoying a couple of hours of games and/or emails how we sit matters to our spinal cord. The wrong position causes subluxations of the bones and pain. There are other side-effects of improper posture, but one of the most important is the way it can hamper the way a person breathes. Many people who sit at a computer for hours, take in less oxygen causing other complications such as headaches and tiredness.
Here are some ways you can relieve the pain in your neck and improve your overall health while still earning a living working on your computer:
1. Check with your chiropractor to be sure the pain you’re enduring is caused by subluxations of your spine.
2. After working at your computer for an hour, take a break. This can be as simple as doing a few stretching exercises prescribed for you by your chiropractor – you want each movement to propel you toward healing.
3. Remember to breathe. One way to do this is to place a sticky note in your work area that you check often, with the word “breathe,” written on it. If you drink at your desk, when you reach for your beverage, take a couple of deep, cleansing breaths before, or after you take a drink.
4. Ask your chiropractor for a long-term plan of action. If you spend hours working on a computer, you need to factor chiropractic care into your health regimen. With less pain, you will experience more personal and professional gain.
Call my office for a free consultation. 507-775-2711.
Dean Ferber, DC
501 NW Frontage Rd, Byron, MN
5 Miles from Rochester!
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