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What You Can Do About Back Pain From Your Desk Job May 16, 2017

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What You Can Do About Back Pain From Your Desk Job, Ashtabula, Ohio

You don’t need to lift heavy machinery or chop down trees to injure your back on the job. These days, sitting hunched over the computer for long hours is one of the leading causes of back pain. If you’re spending too much time at the keyboard, experienced chiropractor Dr. Gloekler at Gloekler Chiropractic wants to help you find relief. The Ashtabula, OH, clinic recommends taking measures to prevent more serious back problems down the road.

An office job is deceptively hard on your back. Next time you’re at your desk, observe your posture. Are you hunched over? If so, it’s time to make a change. Adjust your computer screen so that it’s at eye level a few feet in front of you, with your back straight and your feet on the floor. Resist the urge to crane your neck forward. It will be difficult not to succumb to poor posture if that’s your norm, but correcting it is imperative to your health.

back painYou can also help curb office back pain by stretching regularly. The longer you sit, the more pressure gravity exerts on your discs, which, over time, can weaken your muscles and spine. For some people, this recurring strain can eventually cause a herniated disc. To avoid this, stand up, press your hands on your back, and slightly arch it to relieve tension. If possible, walk around a little, which will give your spine a break. If you have a private office or feel comfortable stretching on the floor, try the cobra stretch, a classic yoga pose for increasing the flexibility of the spine. 

Visiting a chiropractor regularly will help realign and strengthen the spine, thereby relieving pain and promoting healing. If you want to combat back pain and live well, contact Gloekler Chiropractic. Call today at (440) 992-3112, or visit their website to learn more. 

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