How to Protect Your Spine at Work
Do you sit at a desk all day at work? If so, you should know that sitting all day long can be incredibly hard on your body. Not only has sitting all day long been linked to a wide variety of health problems like, type two diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, etc., but sitting all day can also lead to complications with your spine. So, what can you do when you have to work at a desk all day? The talented Evansville chiropractor from Integrated Physical Medicine has come up with the following list of tips to help protect your spine at work:
- Be conscious of your posture – It can be difficult to maintain proper posture when you sit all day long, so do your best to remain conscious of it. If you need help with proper posture, you could try using an ergonomic chair.
- Don’t be afraid to fidget – Fidgeting can help reduce your risk for a spinal injury. Try doing small twists and back stretches throughout the day. This will help you maintain your spine’s strength and flexibility.
- Exercise more – The more you build up your muscles, the less pressure will be placed on your spine. So, if you sit at a desk all day long, it is more important than ever that you regularly exercise when you are not at work. Luckily, you don’t have to do anything too crazy, because even something as simple as going on a walk is great for your spine health!
- Alternate sitting and standing – Standing can really help to reduce pain in the lower back, but standing in one place all day can also be hard on your body. Your best bet is to alternate standing and sitting throughout the day.
If you are experiencing back pain due to sitting all day at a desk, chiropractic care can help! Please contact us today to schedule your appointment.