Ever feel stiff or pain on your neck, shoulder, mid- back, or low back from sitting too long in your office chair? Even after receiving treatments such massage, chiropractic, physical therapy, and acupuncture, does the same pain still persist in these areas without getting any relief? This is typically caused by an improper sitting posture where your neck and shoulders are slouched forward for a long, extended period of time. The discouraging reality is that this ‘new office’ body has become the norm due to our reliance on technology such as the computer, tablets, and smart phones. This is commonly seen not only amongst working professionals but in young children as well.
Having the upper portion of the body jutted forward can lead to many physical ailments that cause unnecessary stresses on the joints of the neck, shoulder, chest, and the upper back. The reason for this is due to the body not being naturally aligned, thus creating tension and stress to the surrounding muscles. When this occurs, the muscles become stiff and inflexible often responding as pain to the affected areas.
Other than pain, certain debilitating symptoms such as eye strains, headaches, migraines, nausea, respiratory problems, and many more can manifest itself due to having the ‘office posture’. The human eye is considered one of the most important sensory organs on the head and when the body is aligned properly, the eye’s horizon sight is normal. However when the ‘office posture’ occurs with the head being forward and lowered, the eye muscles have to constantly look upwards, which is not its natural movement. Because of this strain and over-work of the eye muscles, the symptoms mentioned above will occur often as a result of to ‘neural fatigue’.
Fast Relief Acupuncture specializes in treating people with ‘office posture’. By precisely selecting the proper muscles of the neck, shoulders, upper, and lower back, the goal is relax and strengthen the affected muscles. Once this is achieved, proper corrective care can begin by re-aligning the body to its natural state with the aid of acupuncture, EMT manual therapy, and balance taping. Call today to correct your office posture today!
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