Record numbers of Americans now work in largely stationary, indoor jobs. While these positions can be found in widely varying industries, such as sales, engineering, data entry, call centers and quality assurance, they all involve extended periods of sitting, usually in front of a computer. Although such working conditions may not be considered traditionally “strenuous”, the fact is that such an environment puts considerable stress and strain on your body in a variety of ways.
In actuality, you don’t have to be a lumberjack or construction worker to sustain work-related injuries or disorders. Prolonged sitting and work at a keyboard can result in conditions like neck strain, headaches, lower back pain and carpal tunnel syndrome. If left untreated, these conditions can easily worsen and develop into chronic issues. They certainly won’t go away on their own.
Happily, care from a trained and experienced Las Vegas chiropractor can relieve the symptoms of an office work life and begin to correct the underlying issues. Gentle and safe chiropractic adjustments can address all of the problems below and more.
Sitting for most of the work day can have a profoundly negative effect on your posture. It’s only natural to tend to slump and hunch your shoulders and neck, particularly as the day goes on. Unfortunately, the tendency towards poor posture only increases over time, often resulting in neck pain, headaches referred from the cervical spine, and low back pain.
Treatment from Dr. Grimes can help! Proper realignment of your spine, along with education about techniques for good posture, will aid you in maintaining appropriate posture throughout your day and cut down on pain.
Headaches from Eyestrain
Staring at a computer screen all day is a recipe for eyestrain, and eyestrain often leads to headaches. While prevention in the form of breaks, screen filters and eye exercises is important, chiropractic care can help with headache relief. Dr. Grimes can perform soothing adjustments to your spine and also recommend techniques to reduce eyestrain.
Repetitive Use Problems
Those who use a keyboard and mouse all day are prone to repetitive use disorders, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Before seeking surgery, consider chiropractic intervention. Adjustments to the wrist and forearm are natural, noninvasive and may prevent the need for surgery.
For relief of your office work symptoms in Las Vegas, contact Grimes Family Chiropractic at (702) 233-2372 or via our webpage.