When the pandemic turned everyone’s world upside down, many were forced to work from home for the first time. Getting used to the technology and the “new normal” of remote work can be very challenging and stressful, both psychologically and physically. Some folks have been working remote for years and, being familiar with the ins and outs of the lifestyle, are well-prepared with the proper equipment, such as ergonomic furniture (chairs or stools designed for long-term sitting), a quite space to work, a proper desk, etc. Unfortunately for those who were suddenly thrown into the life of working from home, these commodities were not only absent, but many people simply can’t afford the upgrade in office equipment. This means long hours sitting in an uncomfortable chair, or perhaps at a desk that lacks the appropriate height or dimensions.
Long hours in uncomfortable positions and conditions leaves the body stiff, achy, and cramped. Back and neck pain are extremely common in normal life, and in this stressful work-from-home environment it is more prevalent than ever! Poor posture leads to misalignment in the body, which causes pain and discomfort and can be psychologically taxing. You can see where this is going—it is a downward spiral of well-being.
So how can a person avoid this downfall of wellness? Well, if they are fortunate enough to have the means to invest in ergonomic office equipment, that’s a start! But for the majority of people this is not an option, nor is it necessarily and end to misalignment and discomfort. Remember that even the most ergonomic furniture will not help if the posture is not correct! What your body needs is regular maintenance that chiropractic care offers. Chiropractic adjustments target problem areas in the body by looking at the overall picture and pinpointing areas along the spine and neck that have become misaligned. Chiropractic adjustments can help to improve many symptoms, such as headaches, back and neck pain, and even unexpected problems like digestion problems and insomnia! The bottom line is that chiropractic care can help in many more ways than you may have realized, so don’t waste any more time bearing through the small aches and tensions you may have throughout your body. Schedule a consultation with your chiropractor today!