Working in an office can have many benefits, but it also can come with some serious risks for your back. Human beings aren’t meant to spend eight hours a day sitting in one place, and doing so can easily lead to stiffness and tension that causes major discomfort, and even injuries or chronic pain down the line. Fortunately, there are things you can do to minimize the risk of back pain if you work in a sedentary office job. In this blog post from Chiropractic FIRST in Lincoln, we share three tips for adjusting your workplace and developing healthy habits in order to prevent and reduce back pain at work.
One of the best ways that you can minimize back pain from your office job is to schedule regular chiropractic adjustments. At Chiropractic FIRST, we offer holistic chiropractic care to help keep your body and mind health. Read on to learn more about improving your spinal health, then get in touch with the Chiropractic FIRST team today to take advantage of our New Patient Special for just $97.
Choose the Right Chair
Choosing the right office chair and desk can play a huge role in promoting proper posture and improving your spinal health. When choosing an ergonomic office chair, make sure that you select one that allows you to adjust the height, backrest, and armrests, so that you can sit at the most comfortable angle for your body. You’ll also want to choose a chair that provides lumbar support to your lower back, which can help reduce tension and pressure. Should a chair with lumbar support be unavailable, use a small pillow behind your lower back to improve your posture. Lastly, it’s important to choose a chair that can swivel, so that you do not have to twist your torso.
Take Frequent Breaks
Make sure that you get up frequently and move around. We recommend standing up and stretching your back and legs at least once every hour, through a short walk. Even just a one-minute walk can help prevent back pain. Should getting up to walk not be possible, try to incorporate other relaxation techniques, such as mindful breathing. Stress plays a big part in our physical health, and the more you can do to relax and reset, the more your body will thank you.
Wear Supportive Shoes
In a recent blog post, we discussed how high heels can negatively affect your spine. While it might be hard to say goodbye to your stilettos, it will be worth it for your spinal health. We recommend that you wear low-heeled shoes to work, which can ensure that you have proper posture at all times, improving your back comfort and properly angling your knees.
Schedule Your First Visit for Only $97
Are you suffering from back pain caused by a sedentary office job? Chiropractic FIRST is here to help! Our Lincoln chiropractors are passionate about helping their patients’ spinal health, and have the experience and know-how to relieve your pain. Schedule an appointment today, and take advantage of our New Patient Special for only $97.