How Can You Minimize Pain at Your Office Job?

Proper Sitting Position for working on a computer

The human body is infamously not designed to spend 9 hours at a desk daily. You’ll be acutely aware of this if you work in an office job. Read on to learn how short breaks, good posture, and sound chiropractic care principles can help minimize pain while you’re at work in an office. 1. Ask…

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How To Correct Your Posture

Posture Correction When you think about the term ‘posture’ most people think about sitting up straight in their chair (just reading this may have caused you to sit up a little straighter) or boarding school where girls practice walking with books balanced on their head. What is Posture Correction? What Is Posture? Posture Correction Posture Correction The reality is that posture is the position in which we hold our bodies while standing, sitting or lying down. Good posture is, as you can imagine, the correct alignment of the bones. Your head rests over your spine which sits directly over your pelvis which sits directly over your knees and ankles. This alignment allows for proper weight distribution, the way nature intended. Poor posture is just the opposite. Poor posture distorts the alignment of these bones throwing off the weight distribution of the body. Why Is Good Posture Important Good posture helps us to stand, sit, walk and lie in positions that place the least amount of strain on supporting muscles and ligaments. Good posture allows the muscles to work much more efficiently, which in turns allows the body to use less energy and therefore helps to prevent muscle fatigue, muscle strain, and muscle pain. Good posture also reduces the stress on the ligaments holding the spinal joints together thus minimizing the likelihood of injury. Consequences Of Bad Posture Poor posture can be caused by a number of factors such as stress, obesity, decreased flexibility, poor work environment, and unhealthy sitting and standing habits. Poor posture can create a number of issues within the body. The most immediate problem with poor posture is that it creates chronic muscle tension as the weight of the head and upper body must be supported by the muscles instead of the bones. Poor posture contributes to stressful conditions such as loss of vital lung capacity, increased fatigue, reduced blood and oxygen to the brain, limited range of motion, a stiffness of joints, pain syndromes, reduced mental alertness, and decreased productivity at work. There are a number of conditions that can either cause or be caused by bad posture these include the following: Sciatica Scoliosis Upper Back Sciatica Sciatica refers to pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body. It runs from your pelvis, through your hip area and buttocks and down each leg. The sciatic nerve branches into smaller nerves as it travels down the legs providing feeling to your thighs, legs, and feet as well as controlling many of the muscles in your lower legs. Sciatica is actually a sign that you have an underlying problem putting pressure on a nerve in your lower back. The most common cause of this nerve compression is a bulging or herniated lumbar disc. Sciatica may be accompanied by numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness in the affected leg. This pain can vary widely, from a mild ache to a sharp, burning sensation or excruciating discomfort. Sometimes it may feel like a jolt or electric shock. Sciatic pain often starts gradually and intensifies over time. It’s likely to be worse when you sit, cough or sneeze. The vast majority of the time, sciatic pain can be relieved through a combination of stretches, deep tissue massage and chiropractic care. Scoliosis Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the spine that causes stiffness and pain. The vertebrae can rotate at the thoracic level of the spine causing this curve and resulting in a hump near the rib cage. If the curve is more than 60 degrees it is considered serious. Usually, this curve makes the waist or shoulders uneven. Scoliosis can be treated in various ways to help alleviate pain and restore normal functionality. Chiropractic care can help improve this condition. We look at your overall health examining your spine as well as other factors of your lifestyle. Regardless of the treatment used, physical therapy may be added to scoliosis treatment to increase muscle strength and mobility. Upper Back Most people do not realize how much they move their neck during the day until they are unable to do so. We associate the neck and upper back together, because most of the muscles that are associated with the neck either attach to or are located in, the upper back. Most neck and upper back pain are caused by a combination of factors, including injury, poor posture, chiropractic subluxations, stress, and in some instances, disc problems. Chiropractic Care To Improve Posture Correcting bad posture and the physical problems that result can be accomplished in two ways. The first is by eliminating as much “bad” stress from your body as possible. Bad stress includes all the factors, habits, or stressors that cause your body to deviate from your structural center. Bad stress can result from a poorly adjusted workstation at work, from not having your seat adjusted correctly in your car, or even from carrying too much weight around in a heavy purse or backpack. The second is by applying “good” stress on the body in an effort to move your posture back toward your center of balance. This is accomplished through a series of exercises, stretches, adjustments, and changes to your physical environment, all designed to help correct your posture. Getting your body back to its center of balance by improving your posture is critically important to improving how you feel. DON’T LIVE WITH PAIN! Start Your Journey To A Better You Today!

Does your body feel stiff and tight? If so, it may be due to your spinal curves. Chiropractic care can help you relieve symptoms of pain, but there are also several lifestyle changes you can make to correct your sitting and standing positions. The Importance of Good Posture Your spine has three natural curves that…

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Carpal Tunnel Pains? Corrective Chiropractic Can Help!

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a physical condition that affects your hands and arms. The most common symptoms include a tingling sensation, numbness, pain, weakness, or stiffness in the affected areas. Some individuals have described a feeling comparable to an electric shock. These issues stem from pressure exerted on the median nerve that runs through your…

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What Can Headaches Mean?

Contrary to popular belief, headaches are usually symptoms of an underlying condition rather than a standalone problem. Unfortunately, due to the sheer number of possibilities, sufferers can find it difficult to pinpoint the exact cause of headaches. Some people discount headaches as a minor issue that goes away with rest or medication.      However, by…

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What Is Red Light Therapy?

What is red light therapy? For those who are suffering from constant pain, red light therapy can be an enormous relief. If your in the greater Raleigh area, turn to the professionals from Corrective Chiropractic to provide the red light therapy you need to get much better.   Let’s break down red light therapy and…

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Corrective Whiplash

Neck Pain Relief Center in Raleigh, NC At our chiropractic office in Raleigh, NC, many of our patients come to us complaining of neck pain. If you’re suffering from difficulty in neck mobility, stiffness, or pain to the touch, a visit to Corrective Chiropractic may be able to help. There are many causes of neck pain, including: Stress Poor sleeping positions Bad posture while working on a computer Injury And at Corrective Chiropractic, we’ll work to pinpoint the cause of your neck pain and devise a treatment plan designed to improve your condition. Get Help Neck pain can significantly impact your overall quality of life. Neck pain can limit your mobility, distract you from your job, and impede your ability to simply enjoy your days. If you’re tired of struggling with neck pain, make an appointment with Corrective Chiropractic and see how we can help. With convenient office hours, flexible scheduling, and a caring, dedicated staff, we make it easy to seek chiropractic care for neck pain sufferers like you. Call today to schedule your consultation.

Whiplash is a physical condition that causes chronic pain, strain, and discomfort with a wide range of symptoms often affecting the head, neck, and spine.  The greatest problem with whiplash is that its symptoms often go ignored. Sufferers tend to dismiss headaches and neck sprains as unrelated problems, which may actually be early signs of…

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Corrective Spinal Treatment

decompression therapy

Do You Need Corrective Spinal Treatment? The human spine is vulnerable to many kinds of problems, from degenerative disc disease to acute accidents, producing severe pain and neurological issues. Fortunately, you can usually correct these conditions without surgery. Let’s look at some of the problems your spine may face, and how non-surgical spinal correction can…

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How To Reinvest in Your Well-being After a Car Accident Injury

A combination of chiropractic, trigger point therapy, and lifestyle changes has proven to be very effective in decreasing the severity and duration of the physical pain of fibromyalgia.

A car accident injury – whether from a fender bender or a major collision – can be damaging to body and soul. It’s human nature to want to move on. But when you are recovering from a collision, it’s so important to give yourself the time you need to heal. 5 Ways to Bounce Back…

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Recovering from a Car Accident: How Chiropractic Care Helps

Chiropractic Care For Auto Accident & Personal Injury Victims By its very nature, an auto accident is a violent, destructive act. When two vehicles collide, thousands of pounds of force can be released. This tremendous force puts a lot of stress on your body especially your neck, spine, and back. The aftermath of exposure to such forces is often pain and injury to ligaments, discs, and soft tissues of the neck and spine. Even some of the most minor car accidents can cause major issues to your health and well being. It is no wonder then that auto accidents are one of the leading causes of personal injury in this country every year! Personal Injury can happen to do any number of activities. It can result from playing recreational sports, slip and fall accidents, or even work-related. It can be immediate, acute pain or dull aches that come manifest themselves over time. No matter what circumstances led to your personal injury if you are having pain your body is telling you that something is not right with your musculoskeletal system. If you ignore the pain you run the risk of your condition becoming permanent! Auto accidents and other types of personal injury can cause a variety of conditions some of the most common are listed here: Whiplash Lower Back Pain Upper Back Pain Headaches Carpel Tunnel Syndrome Pinched Nerve Slipped Disc The Most Common Neck Injury While commonly associated with auto accidents, whiplash can actually be caused by many different things such as a roller coaster for example. Whiplash can be a tough injury to diagnose. It does not show up on x-rays or MRI’s such as a broken bone would. Whiplash injuries involve damage to the nervous system, muscle joints, and connective tissue which can make it tough to treat. Whiplash injuries can manifest themselves in the form of neck pain, headaches, fatigue, upper back and shoulder pain, cognitive changes, and low back pain. However, no two cases of whiplash are the same as factors such as speed and direction of impact, sex, age and physical condition all play a role in determining the pattern of symptoms, which sometimes have a delayed onset. Chiropractic care is one of the single most effective ways to treat a whiplash injury. Don’t Fall Into The Trap Sadly, many victims of auto accidents and personal injury never fully recover, the reason? Some people don’t seek treatment immediately following the injury because they don’t instantly feel hurt. While others simply don’t take the time to receive chiropractic care, opting instead for a life of medications and pain killers in order to manage the pain and injuries for the rest of their life. Even if you do not experience pain Corrective Chiropractic care is what can make the difference between full recovery and having lingering pain for the rest of your life. As your Raleigh based chiropractor we care about your well being, don’t suffer from pain another day! Call us to schedule your examination today!

A car accident is disruptive to the well-being of your body, and an injury is disruptive to your emotional well-being. Give yourself the care you need to fully recover from an auto accident injury with the help of Corrective Chiropractic. A Car Accident, Chiropractic Care, and You  We provide a pathway to reclaim your physical…

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Self-Care Steps After a Personal Injury

We hope that you never have to grapple with any issues that bring you harm. However, in the hours, days, and weeks after a personal injury, it’s vital to: Monitor your body. Injuries don’t just come in the form of broken bones. Look for stress points, aches, and other chronic discomforts. Take notes. One second…

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