Dealing with Posture Problems While Working at Home
Our bodies are amazing things, performing thousands of small actions for us daily. Within your body are intricate systems of blood flow, nerves, organs, and communication pathways. If you are experiencing pain in your neck, back, wrists, or hips while working from home, it is likely due to poor posture or poor ergonomics. Dr. Gutekunst and our team at Chesapeake Wellness Center can help if you are dealing with posture problems while working at home.
Causes of Neck Pain
We work on laptops and mobile devices from couches, recliners, kitchen tables, counters, or even in a hammock. You might have a desk and chair, and so on, but there is a good chance that you will not be ergonomically correct all of the time. As a person looks down at a laptop or device, it creates a curve in the neck at a downward angle. Doing this for hours causes inflammation in the muscles around the upper spine and base of the skull because it is not aligned with natural posture. Inflammation causes symptoms of aches, pains, stiffness, and headaches.
Causes of Back Pain
Without sitting in ergonomically correct positions throughout the day, your back muscles work overtime to keep you sitting in somewhat comfortable positions. If your back isn't supported correctly while sitting for long periods, it tries to sustain itself. Sitting in awkward positions leads to unequal shoulder and hip positions, which causes further problems. When left untreated, this combination of difficulties manifests in tension, stiffness, soreness, and even muscle spasms.
Chiropractic Care Restores Functioning
Chiropractic care provides an effective and natural solution for pain relief while supporting the recovery process. Best of all, chiropractic care does not rely on pain medication or invasive procedures like surgery to produce results. We will perform a comprehensive medical exam and take a medical history before creating a customized treatment plan designed to meet your health goals.
Some of the issues that you are experiencing may include numbness or tingly feeling in your fingers, legs, or toes. These issues can be resolved by having the vertebrae in your spine properly aligned. Modern-day chiropractic care is gentle and safe, working with your body to restore your natural range of motion. Many of our patients begin feeling a reduction in their pain after just a few adjustments.
Contact Our Chiropractor in Chesapeake, VA
Working from home can be a great experience but often comes with hidden aches and pains caused by poor posture. We will provide tips to improve your ergonomics and posture to prevent your pain from recurring. Call our team at Chesapeake Wellness Center today at (757) 549-1664 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.