DESK WORK

Although some might say ‘it’s just a desk job’; working in an office can wreak havoc on our bodies, especially your head, neck and arms.

Postural & Spinal Problems

Over time these common day – to- day activities can result in postural and spinal problems. This spinal stress or strain can interfere with nerve function and place excessive pressure on nerve. It is this pressure or interference that causes pain or other symptoms that drive patients to seek relief.

Common Conditions that can be Attributed to Poor Desk Posture:

  • Headache
  • Sinus pressure
  • Neck pain and neck ache
  • Tingling in the arm, fingers or legs
  • Frozen shoulder/ loss of function in the shoulder
  • Tightness in the trapezius area
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue

This is due to the Posture Problem:

The majority of chiropractic problems seen in office workers come down to poor posture. The simple act of sitting is enough to be harmful to the musculoskeletal system if done for long enough periods of time. Adding to this simple act is our work with computers, at desks and workstations, hunched over smartphones, tablets and keyboards. This is not the way the human body was designed to function and places stress on the spine that can lead to misalignment and pain. Even worse, our most productive work postures end up being some of the most harmful postures for our spine’s natural curvature.

Luckily, symptoms related to poor posture and desk jobs can be easily alleviated or prevented all together. The best prevention would be to get your workspace assessed by a Kinesiologist with a background in Ergonomics.

Meet Erin – Our Kinesiologist

HOW DO WE MANAGE DESK PAIN?

Chiropractic
Ergonomic Assessments
Stretching
Massage Therapy