You may not realize just how much your daily activities can affect your body, particularly if you work in an office or spend long hours on your feet. Drs. L. Neil King, Kelly Groves, Mark Alexander and Andrew Vaky, your Gaithersburg, Potomac, Urbana and Clarksburg, MD chiropractors at King Chiropractic explain how your job could be causing those aches and pains.
Sitting and standing are more dangerous than you may realize
It might seem as if sitting and standing are fairly innocuous activities, but spending too much time in one position can stress your body. Remaining in one position too long can stress your bones, joints and muscles, which can cause body aches, back and neck pain, headaches and other symptoms. The problem can become even worse if the chair or desk you use isn't ergonomically sound. When you sit in a chair that doesn't support your back adequately, you'll pay the price long after you leave the office.
Good posture is more likely to be neglected the longer you sit or stand
When you sit or stand for long periods of time, it's easy to slip into poor posture. Unfortunately, failing to maintain good posture can affect nearly every part of your body, including your muscles, joints and ligaments. You may also feel tired and might experience breathing and digestion problems if you have a posture problem.
A visit to chiropractor can help reduce job-related aches and pains
Many job-related aches and pains can be relieved by correcting misalignments in your spinal column. Your chiropractors in Gaithersburg, Potomac, Urbana and Clarksburg, MD use gentle force to move your spine into alignment and also uses a variety of other therapies, including ultrasound treatment, massage, electrical stimulation and trigger point therapy, to relieve your symptoms. During your visit, your doctor will also recommend stretches and exercises that will help strengthen your muscles and prevent further injuries. He or she will also offer tips that will help you avoid the problems that commonly occur when you sit or stand for extended periods.
Contact Your Gaithersburg, Potomac, Urbana and Clarksburg, MD Chiropractor
Is your job literally a pain in the neck? Call Drs. King, Groves, Alexander and Vaky, your Gaithersburg, Potomac, Urbana and Clarksburg, MD, chiropractors at King Chiropractic to schedule an appointment to learn how you can benefit from chiropractic treatment. Relieve work-related aches and pains with chiropractic care!