They say that necessity is the mother of invention. Needing to prevent back pain in the workplace has led to the modern invention of the standing desk. But is this the ultimate solution to an office worker’s back problems? Let’s look at a study involving desk jobs and then consider a natural way to relieve back pain.
Backache and Other Results of Sitting All Day
Sitting at a desk all day does not only result in back pain. In fact, researchers have connected such a sedentary lifestyle with a higher rate of incidence and mortality in connection with heart disease, cancer, and type 2 diabetes. Many doctors recommend one hour of exercise for every 8 hours of physical inactivity (the average office workday)
Also, just about every doctor will agree that anything is better than sitting for 8 hours straight. They just can’t agree on how much of the day it is a good idea to stand for. Many recommend desks that can convert between sitting and standing and then alternating each hour. Others recommend using anti-fatigue mats to stand on and just sitting for 30 minutes when the feet get tired.
A Natural Way to Get Help for Back Pain
If you don’t have access to a standing desk, you will want to be sure to sit at your desk using proper posture and take breaks throughout the day. You also need to be sure that your spine is proper alignment to minimize pain and make it easier to sit properly.
Upper cervical chiropractic takes an effective, top-down approach to spinal alignment. When the C1 and C2 are in proper position, it can help the entire rest of the spine to realign naturally. As a result, back problems may be reduced or eliminated, and proper posture begins to feel natural (as it should). To learn more, contact an upper cervical chiropractor near you to schedule a consultation.