At Home and Work: Tips for Better Posture – Part 2

improving posture to avoid back painAt Total Pain Care, your health is at the top of our list and we work around the clock to ensure that you and your loved ones live a pain-free life. In a previous piece, we brought you important information about poor posture and the things you can do to improve it. Now, to help you avoid pain in your shoulders, neck and back, we’ve brought you more posture-improvement tips.

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Your Working Position Matters

Your office desk is where most bad posture habits happen. To avoid this problem, make sure your body’s position is in top shape. Your body should be aligned with your computer monitor and your eyes should always be positioned on top of it. Keeping your ears positioned over your shoulders, rather than placing them down as you slouch, will help avoid any possible headaches and neck pain. Remember, a good stretch every 20 or 30 minutes can also work wonders for your body.

Standing Woes

If your job or home tasks require you to stand for long periods of time, there are several things you can do to keep your body from aching. Resting one of your feet on an elevated surface (four to six inches off the ground) will help you keep unwanted pressure off your lower back.

If an elevated surface isn’t available, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart then rock left and right and back and forth. This will distribute your weight evenly while preventing exhaustion-induced contortions.

Yoga Helps

Yoga can be a great way to lengthen your spine and help you achieve a normal and properly aligned stance. Poses such as mountain pose, cat pose and planks can be perfect ways to stand tall, improve your balance, release muscle tension and strengthen the muscles in your back and neck. Keep in mind that these positive changes will take time to come into fruition.

Treat Your Pain with Us

A good posture can go a long way in helping you and your loved ones avoid debilitating pain. However, when your aches are just too much to bear, Total Pain Care is ready to help. We’ll take the necessary steps to evaluate the source of your pain and design a treatment plan that flows at the pace you require.

Our pain-management specialists are ready to make a difference in your life. If you’re looking for more information about our services or have any questions about what we offer, contact us in New Jersey today.