Back Pain Tip 4: Avoid Back Pain at Work

Leeds chiropractor Alison Eaves at Revive Chiropractic in Adel offers advice on how to prevent back pain at work. A chiropractor can help you with back pain and having chiropractic treatment for low back pain is a great way to start sorting out your back pain issues. Chiropractic treatment at Revive Chiropractic in Leeds can help but chiropractic treatment alone may not be enough to completely rid you of your problems. Certain lifestyle factors also need to be addressed and a good place to start is the workplace. This is where we spend the vast majority of our time and so we need to start looking after or backs when at work. At Revive Chiropractic in Leeds I work with my patients to encourage good posture and ensure patients have correct workstation setup.

We already know that sitting in the same posture for prolonged periods is bad and puts additional pressure on our joints and muscles. So if you’re sat in the office get up out of your chair and take a walk every now and then. Why not surprise your colleagues and volunteer to make the tea and coffee for a change? They will be ever grateful and you will be a whole lot more comfortable. Don’t like being the tea boy/girl? A quick 30 second circuit of the office is all that is required to fire up our muscles again and reawaken our postural sensors. Can’t manage 30 seconds away from your desk? Then keep an eye out for some exercises to be posted on the website soon. No excuses, it really can be that simple!

A good office chair should provide lumbar support to the lower part of your spine. If your work chair isn’t fit for purpose then a great and cheap tip is to get a rolled up hand towel and use it like a lumbar roll in the small of your back. A small jumper/cardigan rolled up will work just as well. There are all sorts of expensive gadgets out there on the market but often you can get by with a homemade alternative! Sitting with some form of lumbar support prevents you form slouching and stops muscles getting overworked. Overworked muscles and connective tissue can and often do become painful and lead to back pain.

If you would like an appointment at Revive Chiropractic in Leeds then please call 07828 686026 and book an appointment today.

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