Don’t let repetitive strain injuries be your fate
If you work in an office, take a second to appreciate the amount of time you spend in front of a computer. It simply isn’t natural! And while we can hardly expect to be laboring away in fields the way our ancestors were, we have to understand that sitting is not a natural position for the human spine. It loads the intervertebral discs with more pressure than most other positions, and the burden is magnified by poor posture. What’s more, many of the actions we do while working in an office setting contribute to microtraumas in the joints. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a great example of repetitive stress trauma that besets many office workers.
Preventing repetitive strain before it happens
At our office in Ramsey, we are specialists in preventative healthcare. We work with you to determine what particular factors are causing problems in your life and set a course to treat them naturally. One way we can allay this particular trauma is through the following:
- Start with good ergonomics and posture: a properly adjusted workplace sets your body up for success and prevents many of the problems associated with poor posture and repetitive strain.
- Take breaks often: relieve the monotony that accrues in muscles, joints and bones by setting your alarm once an hour and taking a quick break. Stretch, take a brisk walk and have a drink of water before returning to your work.
- Stretch hands and wrists: to prevent CTS, gently bend and flex your wrists then your fingers individually.
- Strengthen hands and wrists in your spare time.
This approach to repetitive stress typifies our approach to healthcare.
Give our office in Ramsey a call to schedule an appointment today. We want to help you make 2018 the year that you take your health into your own hands. Using chiropractic modalities, we optimize your body’s ability to heal itself and prevent the onset of illness and injury.