Why Office Workers Need Chiropractic Care
In the United States, millions of Americans have office jobs that require them to sit at a chair and stare at a computer screen for several hours a day. Every year, office workers spend over 1,700 hours in front of a computer screen. This may explain why office workers are prone to health issues, such as back and neck pain, as well as muscle stiffness, headaches, poor posture, and stress. A natural, effective, and safe treatment can help reduce or remove these issues, and it’s called chiropractic care. This holistic care offers a variety of benefits to help office workers feel better, which leads to better work productivity and focus, as well as less sick days. Keep reading to learn why office workers need chiropractic care.
If you have an office job, you are probably familiar with back and neck pain that comes from sitting in a chair for several hours and little movement. Studies show that an estimated 89 percent of people with a desk job experience musculoskeletal pain. This is not surprising as you likely sit in the same position all day. Fortunately, chiropractic care is an effective, safe, and gentle approach, which can readjust any spine misalignments that are causing your neck and back pain.
Additionally, chiropractic care provides a natural approach to pain relief without the need for pain relief medications. This is ideal, as these medications come with unpleasant side effects and typically contain relaxants that make you less productive and focused at work. Furthermore, pain medications aim to mask pain symptoms, rather than identify and fix the source of your health problems. Chiropractic care takes a different approach by addressing and fixing the spine misalignments. By realigning your spine, this will reduce or remove any back and neck pain affecting your health and well-being.
Improve Your Posture
When your work primarily keeps you at a desk, this sedentary work life can take a toll on your posture and health. The human musculoskeletal system is designed to move, rather than sit. Sitting at a desk for an extended time puts excessive pressure on your spine and can damage the natural curvature of your spine. This poor posture can lead to other issues, such as nerve damage and spinal subluxations. These issues can then lead to pain and discomfort. Chiropractic care can improve your posture by properly aligning your spine. This will help you maintain a more natural posture, so your nervous system can function properly. When your nervous system is working well, it can communicate with your body, so your body can heal itself naturally as it was designed to.
Aside from better posture, these chiropractic adjustments help prevent future back injuries. Indeed, having better posture will also boost your self-confidence because you will naturally sit up straighter and taller at work, rather than be slouched in your desk chair.
Having headaches at work is not only unpleasant and painful, it is also distracting. Headaches can be due to a variety of factors. If you stare at a computer screen for several hours a day, this may cause eye strain due to the bright lights and blue tinted computer screens. This eye strain can lead to headaches. If you are stressed out at work, this can cause headaches as well. By receiving a chiropractic adjustment, a chiropractor can find the source of your pain and help reduce or remove your headaches by fixing the root problem. You will then be on the road to healthier living free from headaches, which will also boost your work productivity and focus at work.
Improve Your Focus and Work Productivity
When you are in pain, it can be challenging to focus or complete your work. Your focus is on your body’s pain and how you can find pain relief. This is not ideal for your job or having a healthy and happy life. Chiropractors can create a personalized treatment plan that identifies and removes your pain by getting to the root problem. Oftentimes, a spine misalignment is the cause, which affects your central nervous system and this system’s ability to work correctly. No matter the cause, the benefits of not being in constant pain will improve your focus, productivity, and energy at work. Indeed, when you feel good, your work performance will improve.
We hope you enjoyed this week’s article, which discussed how office workers can benefit from chiropractic care. Contact Inside Out Chiropractic today to learn how we can help you feel and work better through our neurologically-based chiropractic care.