How Your Job is Affecting Your Posture and What to Do About It

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How Your Job is Affecting Your Posture and What to Do About It

Bad posture is one of the leading causes of chronic back and neck pain. Sitting at your desk all day, stagnant lifestyles, and lack of exercise can contribute to lifelong back and neck issues. Your job may be affecting your posture, which has a direct impact on your health – we’re here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be that way.

Your body simply isn’t designed to sit for long periods at a time – it is meant to move and be active, so keeping your body trapped in a chair all day can have devastating effects on your health. Here’s how your job is impacting your posture and what you can do about it.

All-Day Sitting

If you have a desk job, chances are you’re spending most of your day sitting down. Elongated sitting can impact your spine health if you don’t have proper posture. Slouching can create chronic neck and back pain that can worsen if not corrected.

Correct posture takes time and practice to become habit – if you’re not actively aware of your posture, more than likely you’re not sitting correctly, which can directly impact your health. Regularly standing up and stretching throughout the day can help alleviate your spine pain and prevent further issues from occurring.

How to Help

There are a few simple steps you can take to help with your posture and prevent issues with your back and neck. Many office chairs have an option to stiffen the back of the chair – if you’re feeling your back start to hurt, it may be because you are slouching. To promote proper posture, adjust your chair to not allow you to lean back. This lets you push back against the chair to help align your back correctly.

If you are not able to adjust your chair like that, regular stretching is essential for your overall health. Stand up and take a few moments to stretch your back and spine before returning to work.

Workstations that allow you to sit and stand throughout the day are becoming increasingly popular, not only for health reasons, but for productivity. It can be boring sitting in a chair all day every day – with the option to elevate your workstation to stand up, you’re helping with any posture issues and getting your creative juices flowing!

Getting the Help You Need

There are some posture issues that have already caused more pain than can be fixed with these simple tricks. That’s where we come in. At Chiropractic Care Armadale, we specialise in neck and back pain management. When you’re experiencing pain that you’re not able to alleviate on your own, it’s important to reach out to us to get the help you need.

You shouldn’t be forced to suffer through back pain during your long days at work. Pain is distracting, lowers productivity and causes long-lasting issues if not addressed. Our mission is to provide the best chiropractic care in the area – we want to be there for you every step of the way. Whether it’s a minor pain issue or a severe chronic pain problem, we are here to help.

For over 40 years, Dr. Athol Morris has been providing exceptional chiropractic services and has helped countless patients with their spinal pain issues. Dr. Morris focuses on the patient as a whole – the goal is to find the underlying cause of your pain and fix the problem once and for all. If it’s related to your posture at work, we can provide some great tips and tricks to help correct your posture and help you lead a pain-free life.

Dr Athol Morris

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