Sitting at a desk all day is tough on our body.
Given enough time sitting at a desk all day, most people tend to experience some type of neck or back pain. Sitting (or even standing) in a poor posture puts extra strain onto our spine, our joints, the muscles around our spine, but also the delicate nerves that come out of our spine. This can lead to chronic back and neck pain. Because the damage to our body is gradual – think of it as little tiny bits of damage accumulating over time, we tend not to see that a problem is developing until it is in full on pain mode. Some of the early warning signs that problems are developing are fatigue, difficulty sleeping, decreased concentration, headaches, and higher than usual stress levels. If you have noticed any of these, it’s time to seek care as you might have started to create long term damage in your body.
Having been a chiropractor in downtown Toronto for 10 years, I’ve seen it time and time again that people often wait for months or even years before beginning to seek care. At that point we often have to create a long term corrective strategy to get their spine healthy again, but also a long term maintenance routine to minimize day to day damage. Each patient’s set up and plan needs to be tailored to them and their needs. Generic advice that people offer online can be beneficial to some, but to others it could be detrimental. How would you know if it will be helpful or harmful to your spine?
If you have noticed any early warnings signs or even back pain ,neck pain, or headaches and migraines and you live or work in downtown Toronto, give us a call at 416-504-8880 or send me an email explaining what has been happening and I will see if I can help.