If you play video games professionally or as a hobby, one common ailment that may concern you is back pain. While there don’t seem to be any studies on the number of gamers with lower back problems, it wouldn’t be a surprise to find out the number of chronic pain sufferers was higher than average. Posture plays a key role in pain and hours of sitting can lead to chronic problems. Here are a few tips to help you avoid back pain without giving up your career or favorite hobby.
Here are three things you can do to help the pain instead of giving up gaming:
The suggestions above are important whether you are trying to prevent pain or deal with existing pain, but if your back is already starting to bother you on a regular basis, more may be required. An upper cervical misalignment may be present if you spend a lot of time sitting (or if you have ever suffered a head or neck injury). Such a misalignment can cause changes throughout the spine that result in a propensity toward lower back problems.
Upper cervical chiropractors focus on providing precise and gentle corrections to the C1 and C2. When these top bones of the spine are in place, the central nervous system can function optimally and the spine can support the head more efficiently. To learn more about the benefits of this specific type of chiropractic care, find a practitioner near you.
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