At Natural Care Chiropractic, we advise our patients to have good posture to avoid back pain. While back injuries may occur at the gym or doing something as simple as picking something off the ground, years of bad posture may have taken a toll on your back. Over time, putting unnecessary strain on your back adds up and can increase your back pain by up to 50%.
While at work remember to not slouch in your chair and to have your feet on the floor and your back pressed firmly against the chair. Your computer screen should also be in direct line with your eye sight so your neck strained from moving up and down all day.
Don’t forget, it is important to get up and stretch every 30 minutes to prevent your body from becoming hunched and stiff. Practicing good posture along with exercising daily to stretch out your muscles is key to your long term health.