Relieve pain and support your back with these simple strategies.
In a recent study, approximately one-fourth of all Americans reported having lower back pain at least once within the last three months. The sooner you pay attention to the state of your back, the more you can do to lessen or ward off back, neck, or shoulder pain. To get you back on your feet, chiropractor Dr. Steven Shoshany shared the easy ways you can protect your back before it’s too late.
Posture is one of the most important things to consider when it comes to your back. Avoid rounding your back or looking down at a computer or smartphone screen continuously. If you sit in front of a computer at work all day, use wrist rests for your keyboard and mouse and adjust your chair and computer screen so that you look straight ahead and not downward. Set reminders to take regular breaks. Go for a walk outside, talk to a co-worker down the hall, refill your water bottle in the office pantry, or refuel with a snack break. If you stand for work most of the time, consider getting orthotics and arch supports for your sneakers or shoes.