Just how much toll is the 9 to 5 schedule taking on your spine? The detriment can be hard to quantify until it is too late: millions of Americans take time off work each year to nurse sore backs, not realizing that as soon as they are back in front of the computer, their old habits will return to haunt them.
Consider whether this pattern sounds familiar to you:
You start the day sitting up straight but, as the hours go by, you find your head creeping toward the screen. Your shoulders scrunch, eyes squint and the back rounds as you work harder and harder. Before you realize it, two hours may have passed without the slightest reprieve: the only muscles moving are in your hands and fingers. Your head is no longer balanced atop your spine; instead, it's weight burden on the spine is magnified and muscles in the shoulder and neck are called upon to compensate. The tension in the upper back is palpable and muscle spasms begin. The pain these muscles are experiencing is then referred to the nerves in the head and you are left with a headache.
As I have mentioned before, the workplace can be brutal for backs. Posture is a double-edged sword: it can be used to your great benefit or create severe obstacles in your life such as headaches. At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we are here for the workers of the Bay Area, who may be suffering from work-related injuries. We can evaluate and care for your spine, and create a working plan for posture and ergonomics.
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Dr. Gregory Lind, D.C.