If you spend your days slouching and slumping, you could be causing unnecessary back pain and shoulder knots. When you slouch, you put unnatural pressure on your spine which causes the vertebrae to press on surrounding nerves. Over time, you could develop vertebrae abnormalities and complications. To get posture support or back pain relief, visit your Norcross chiropractor and consider the following tips.
One great way to help yourself maintain better posture throughout the day is to stretch in the morning. Stretching can help realign the vertebrae so that they are sitting in their natural positions, increasing your comfort and range of motion. If you typically experience lower back pain at the end of the day, start your morning with a few stretches to ensure that your back remains properly aligned throughout the day. To stretch effectively, raise your arms overhead and reach for the sky. Then, bend over and reach for your toes. Next, extend your arms overhead before bending to each side.
- Use Lumbar Support Whenever Possible
Using lumbar support throughout the day can help you recognize when you’re more likely to slouch. It can also help you determine how to improve your posture. You can simply use a rolled up towel or ask your chiropractor for a specially-designed cushion. Place the support between your chair and your upper-to-mid back while you’re at work, while you’re driving, and while you’re sitting on the couch. You may notice that you begin to slouch again if your lumbar support drops too low.
- Purchase Ergonomic Office Furniture
If your office desk or chair isn’t a good fit for you, it could cause you to slouch. Talk to your chiropractor or physical therapist about how to choose ergonomic office furniture. You need furniture that appropriately fits your height, and your arm and leg length.
At Precision Pain Relief Center in Norcross, GA, we offer superior chiropractic services, medical massage treatments, physical therapy, and more. If you’re suffering from chronic neck or back pain, call us at (678) 436-8291 to schedule an appointment.
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