Sitting at a desk all day can put strain on your back muscles, which can create discomfort and injuries over time. If you’re having trouble finding the right position or have been experiencing lower back pain, our Next Level Wellness team of chiropractors can help. Here are a few steps you can take to help relieve back pain.
Keep Your Head Up
With the use of smart phones and laptops, it’s become easy to get in the habit of looking down. However, this puts immense strain on your neck and spine, which can cause pain in your back. If you use a laptop at work, be sure to raise it to eye level with a computer stand. If you use a desktop, adjust your chair so that you can comfortably look at your screen without having to look up or down. When your neck is properly aligned with your spine, your muscles are well supported.
Choose Your Chair Wisely
The right chair can make the biggest difference. First and foremost, your office chair should provide you with plenty of back support. Be sure that your lower back can rest against a lumbar support and that you’re be able to tilt back very slightly. As you tire throughout the day, your chair should be comfortable enough to maintain this position without you having to slouch or lean forward.
This is a simple yet effective method for strengthening your core muscles to help you sit up straighter. Each time you inhale; think about drawing your navel towards your spine. This will engage your core and help support your entire upper body.
Try Chiropractic Care
If you’ve been experiencing mild or severe back pain, chiropractic care will heal your injuries and allow you to live a happier and healthier lifestyle. Our Fascial Integrative Treatment (FIT) specifically targets soft-tissue systems that are causing problems in the muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, nerves, and joints. These problems occur over time from microtears that are created every time you strain from sitting incorrectly.
Our team of wellness doctors, Vasili Gatsinaris, DC, QME, James Kim, DC, Adam Abulghualya, DC, BS, ART and Caprice Leonard, MA, ATC specialize in chiropractic and wellness care. Our Irvine chiropractic office is located near John Wayne Airport, convenient for people living in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa, Tustin, Santa Ana and other surrounding Orange County communities.
Let our Orange County chiropractic team make a plan to treat your injury so that you are not restricted from your active lifestyle. To learn more about our variety of services or to schedule an appointment, take advantage of our new patient special and contact us or call 949-263-9003 today.