Pain from Poor Ergonomics? Our Cumming, GA Chiropractic Clinic Can Help
If you suffer from chronic or recurring musculoskeletal and/or neurological issues such as carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain, tingling or numbness in the extremities or headaches, then your Cumming, GA workplace ergonomics may be partly to blame. Being forced to adopt unnatural postures or extreme twisting motions on a regular basis can affect your spinal alignment, nervous system and soft tissues,making you vulnerable to a host of work-related injuries. If you need to overcome such issues in your daily life, then you need to visit Watts Chiropractic Clinic. Our chiropractor, Dr. Forrest Watts, can provide the right combination of treatments and recommendations to help you fix your ergonomic challenges.
The term "ergonomics" refers to the study of the relationship between workers and their environment, with an eye toward finding the perfect balance to ensure productivity. Good ergonomics are those that permit the body to maintain an upright, healthy posture for optimal balance, nerve function and musculoskeletal operation with minimal strain or awkwardness. Examples include:
A work environment that allows for regular breaks to stretch, stand and walk around
Chair and desk that let you keep both feet flat on the floor and type without bending your wrists unnaturally
Keyboard/mouse positioned within easy reach of your hands.
A computer monitor that you can read easily without tilting your head or leaning forward
File drawers and other accessories that require minimal bending or twisting to reach
Poor Ergonomics Can Mean Problems for the Body
Many employees permit themselves to adopt cramped, bent or otherwise unhealthy positions as they work. Examples of poor ergonomics include:
A monitor that you can't read without stooping forward, giving yourself shoulder pain, upper cervical misalignments and "text neck"
A low chair creating unnatural angles that cause back pain, lumbar misalignment and sciatica
An improperly positioned keyboard and mouse that puts your wrists,arms and upper spine at unnatural angles, producing carpal tunnel syndrome
It's worth nothing that the upper cervical problems caused by poor ergonomics may cause not just neck pain but also nerve compression leading to tingling, pain and numbness in the arms or hands,a condition called cervical radiculopathy.
Ergonomic Corrections by Our Cumming Chiropractor
Our Cumming chiropractor can provide a holistic healing plan to relieve the aches and pains of poor ergonomics. Upper cervical adjustments can relieve radiculopathy and neck pain. Massage takes the pain away from soft tissues, while physical therapy strengthens your body so you can sit, stand and work in the correct positions. We can also make specific recommendations for modifying your workplace to ensure the proper relationship between your work space and your wellness.
Get Your Ergonomics Adjusted -- Contact Our Clinic Today
Life is too short to be plagued by chronic pain, stiffness and nerve dysfunction simply because of ergonomic issues. Call (770) 886-7070 to schedule an appointment with our Cumming chiropractor. We'll help you work your way to healthier workplace ergonomics!