Did you know that sitting at a desk all day can be just as dangerous to your health as too much strenuous labor? While the effects may be different, the fact is that the human body was not designed to be stationary for long periods any more than it was meant to endure long hours of grueling physical work.
However, many “desk jockeys” may feel like they don’t have a choice when it comes to dealing with the pain and strain of sitting hunched over a computer all day. Fortunately, chiropractors in Vancouver, Surrey and Burnaby can help to significantly improve your overall health if you’re stuck behind a desk.
The Posture Problem
The main reason desk workers experience aches and pains is because of a lack of proper desk setup. A monitor that is set too low or high can increase neck strain, and the wrong desk chair can cause your hips, pelvis, lower back and spine to compress uncomfortably.
While there are steps you can take to make your office space more ergonomically friendly, regular massage therapy or physio in Burnaby is a valuable tool as well, especially since you will likely have years of aches and tightness to combat.
Chiropractors in Surrey can help to restore optimal motion in your spinal joints which will allow your back to realign, restoring your posture to its natural, correct state. This means there is less stress on your joints and muscles, and you will experience less pain while at your desk.
Get Up and Move
Many companies will now train their employees in the concept of ergonomics and the importance of stretching and moving throughout the day, but they rarely make it conducive for workers to actually do these things.
Any chiropractor in Burnaby will tell you that some movement is better than none at all. Set a timer to remind you to stand up and move around for a few minutes every half hour. This will not only combat tightness and aches, but it can sharpen your focus when you return to work as well. Your chiropractor can teach you specific exercises that you can easily do at work, and take just a few minutes to complete.
You should also consider scheduling regular appointments with an RMT in Vancouver who understands the needs of an office worker. Chiropractic adjustments and massage can alleviate old or chronic aches and help to prevent new ones from cropping up.
Poor Desk Posture Can Wreak Havoc on Your Health
Bad posture and constant muscle tightness can lead to issues such as chronic sinus pressure, headaches, loss of shoulder mobility, fatigue, dizziness and pain in the arms, legs, elbows and upper back.
If you work at a desk all day, you should consider making our chiropractors in Surrey a regular part of your wellness routine so that you can feel your best and stay healthy.