Lower Back Pain in the Office
If you sit in an office chair all day then you know what kind of back pain we’re about to be talking about.
Poor posture is the leading cause of office related back pain.
“15% to 20% of adults have back pain every year and 50% to 80% of adults experience at least one episode of back pain during their lifetime.” This is according to the National Library of Medicine / National Institutes of Health.
The good news is that there are a few options for helping office work-related lower back pain.
Organize your workspace to reduce strains and encourage good posture.
Move items that you frequently use within reach so that you aren’t straining when you reach for them. Objects like pens, staplers, and phones are examples of items that could be causing you to strain your back when reaching for them.
Practice good posture habits.
We tend to lean and slouch when we least expect it. However, if we don’t correct our posture early enough it can lead to chronic back problems later on in life. Adjusting the height of your monitor, desk, and chair are quick and easy ways to improve your posture.
It’s also important to remember to stand, stretch and walk around for a minute or two every half hour. Doing this will help keep your joints and muscles loose and you’ll feel more relaxed. Being relaxed leads to better productivity!
If you’re experiencing low back pain of any kind, Dr. Emblom can help!
Dr. Dustin Emblom is a Doctor of Chiropractic who specializes in sports and family wellness and is passionate about helping his patients improve their quality of life.
Schedule an appointment at Allied Chiropractic today!
Pain Management, Wellness