We all have felt the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our lives this past year and are still feeling them today. Many of us have been forced to transition to working completely at home remotely. This involves many hours of sitting hunched over at your desk, eyes glued to your computer screen. This puts a significant strain on your back, shoulders, wrists, and your body in general. Most people have never worked from home prior to the pandemic, leaving many unprepared on how to set up an optimal workspace. Poor posture is a common result and can cause spinal discs to shift and cause even more pain.
Stiffness and pain in the neck, shoulders, and back are typical results of working at home, but quitting your job is not an option for most. Since this activity cannot be avoided, it is best to face your problems head-on.
Chiropractic adjustments refer to the manual manipulation of the spine. Typically, an adjustment starts with a short push from the chiropractor's hands to the vertebrae and results in a popping sound, which is a release of gas, oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide and relieves joint pressure. Sometimes this "cracking" doesn't happen, and that could mean either muscle splinting or not being sufficiently relaxed during the chiropractic adjustment. In this case, icing the area, massaging the area, or taking a moment to rest are normal practices.
Chiropractic Adjustments for People Working from Home
The most common issues that people seek chiropractic adjustment are lower back pain, neck pain, and headaches-- all regular side effects from working at home. Being overstressed and overworked can lower your productivity significantly. That dull pain is constantly in the back of your mind, distracting you from getting your job done. Don't push your pain to the side and try to "power through it," let us at Beth EL Wellness take care of you.
Elkin's Trusted Chiropractic Team
Here at Beth EL Wellness, we take the time to ensure you are getting the finest, state-of-the-art care. We provide advanced spinal correction and chiropractic adjustments utilizing a variety of chiropractic techniques. The phrase "one size fits all" is not in our vocabulary as we work with the patient to form a specialized plan of attack. We find that patients need chiropractic adjustment two to three times per week for three to six weeks.