Charlotte Low Back PainLow back pain in your Charlotte office

Have you considered chiropractic care for treatment of your low back pain? Charlotte is one of the leading cities in the country when it comes to the number of people who work in offices or cubicles. This is why there are so many cases of Charlotte back pain. Ironically, you would think that construction workers, warehouse workers, or landscapers to be occupations that are most likely to suffer from low back pain.

The reality is that if you work in an office and have a relatively sedentary lifestyle, you are the most likely candidate for low back pain. The main reason that pain in the lower back and neck is so common for people with desk jobs; is that sitting at a desk for several hours every day places excess pressure on your spine. In Charlotte, NC many occupations require workers to spend long hours behind a desk. An improper ergonomic setup combined with constant poor posture, contributes to countless cases of low back pain. There are many things you can do to alleviate or prevent low back pain such as stretching, walk breaks, and modifying your work space.

Sitting too long

Your spine is designed to hold distribute your weight in its neutral S-curved position, which is naturally prominent when you stand up; but sitting improperly in a chair alters the natural curve of your back. Sitting at a desk could be the sole cause of your back pain, and sitting for long periods can certainly aggravate previous injuries to the lower back. For example, if you have a bulging or herniated disc, your chiropractic doctor may advise you to avoid sitting down for extended periods of time.

Poor posture

You would be surprised to discover just how many people sit at their desk with poor posture. If you do not believe it, just look around your office. Slouching at the desk is even worse than slouching when you stand up. Poor posture places stresses on the neck and shoulder muscles, which can cause headaches and shoulder pain. When you slouch you put your lower spine into a flexed position, which causes weakening of the supporting muscles in your back. Additionally, your abdominal muscles weaken, creating a spine that is vulnerable to injury.

Poor ergonomics

An improperly planned workspace can lead to all sorts of back and neck injuries. In order to help keep your back at the proper posture, your computer monitor should be directly across from you and adjusted to eye level when you are looking straight ahead. Your feet should always touch the ground when you are sitting at your desk. Your hips, knees and elbows should all be bent at 90 degrees. This means that you will need to make sure that your computer keyboard is at the proper level and distance from your body.

The best Charlotte chiropractic back pain treatment

Do not guess about the cause of your low back pain. The doctors at ChiroCarolina® are experts at the diagnosis and treatment of low back pain. They even can counsel you on proper ergonomics for your work situation. ChiroCarolina® provides numerous treatment modalities to aid in the elimination of lower back pain. It is time to improve your quality of life. Call their office to experience the top chiropractors for Charlotte low back pain.

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