Do you know your neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches can all be symptoms of spinal dysfunction or poor spinal health? Do you know Headaches are not a caused by a lack of pain killers? Do you know that chiropractors can help with issues such as neck pain, shoulder pain and headaches?
As a chiropractic clinic we understand the vital relationship between the spine, the nervous system and the body. To put it simply when the spine is not quite right, it can cause other areas of our body to not be quite right as well. To put it simply, if your neck is ‘out of whack’ it can cause neck pain, shoulder pain and/or Headaches.
What can you do to improve the health of you spine in order to help with things like headaches, neck pain and shoulder pain?
Firstly you need to understand how easy it can be to put abnormal stress and strain through your neck and upper back with our modern lifestyle. Things like sitting in front of a computer all day, having a slouched posture, driving a car, using a bad pillow, whip lash injuries, knocks to the head, studying and looking down at smart phones and tablet can all lead to spinal problems. If you take 30 seconds out of your day to have a look around at the people around you, you might be amazed at the slouched postures we are all molding into.
Some things are unavoidable like being in a car accident, having a sporting injury, or even working at a desk or driving for long periods. However there are things we can do to lessen the stress these things can placed on the spine. Here are eight tips to help you improve the health of your neck and upper back:
Have your work station set up so you your posture is upright and your eyes are level with your computer.
When using a smart phone or tablet, hold it out in front of you, not down in your lap to avoid looking down for long periods.
Do not sit down for longer than 30 minutes at a time. Set a reminder or an alarm to get up and move around especially when working in the office. The sit right widget can be useful tool to help achieve this(sit right widget)
Do daily stretching exercises to help maintain good spinal mobility.
If possible have a standing desk or both a sitting or standing desk so you are not in the same position all day.
Set up your car seat and mirrors so you have to sit upright to be able to see properly.
If you are involved in an accident get your spine assessed by a health care professional straight away to avoid poor healing, a slow recovery and long lasting disability.
Get your spine checked by a chiropractor. Most people have some accumulated stress built up in and around their spine due to today’s lifestyle. At Active Back to Health Calgary Naturopathic Clinic we know that regular chiropractic care can help to clear out any stress and strain that builds up on the spine.
If you suffer from neck and shoulder pain and/or headaches or you have been involved in and accident and you would like to learn more about your spinal health then you are welcome to give the clinic We have a number of different appointment options that you can take advantage of to accurately gague the health of your spine and to see if you can benefit from Calgary chiropractic care. We look forward to hearing from you and seeing how we can assist you to be your best..