Regular chiropractic care for office workers

Office workers may be more susceptible to long term injury and chronic pain than they realise. Injuries typically experienced by office workers are usually related to repetition and poor posture, and symptoms often build over time. Many people disregard aches and niggles when they first appear, opting to adjust to the discomfort and hope it will go away on its own. Busy lifestyles and the idea that we should just ‘tough it out’ often prevents people from seeking help. The reality, however, is that early treatment may help prevent prolonged pain and injury, and furthermore, chiropractic care can be used proactively, with regular care and a treatment routine, before injuries and misalignments occur.

Common conditions for office workers

Office workers are particularly vulnerable to certain conditions due to the nature of their work. Inactivity, long periods of sitting or sustaining a single position, poor posture and repetitive movement are all factors that contribute. Back and neck pain, joint stiffness, wrist injury, carpal tunnel syndrome, shoulder pain and sciatic nerve pain are all conditions regularly suffered by office workers that may benefit from regular chiropractic care.

When to seek treatment

As many of these conditions are the result of prolonged aggravation rather than acute injury, it may be beneficial to seek the care of a nearby chiropractor before symptoms arise. Some conditions such as spinal subluxation, or misalignment of the spine, may not be instantly recognised by patients at the initial onset. A misaligned spine can cause increased pressure on nerves, resulting in a range of symptoms that patients may not realise are related, such as numbness, tingling, fatigue and migraines.

Why chiropractic care

Chiropractic is a holistic approach to health and well being. Practitioners are skilled at identifying the root cause of pain and injury before it becomes disabling. Chiropractic care involves individualised treatment plans, nutrition advice, corrective posture techniques, and other tailored outcomes. Regular chiropractic care has also been linked to better sleep quality, reduced anxiety and a strengthened immune system.

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