Muscular Tightness from Using Computers

a woman experiencing back pain

When we sit at computers all day, we can develop muscular tightness in our necks, shoulders, and backs. Unless you're always sitting in an ergonomically correct position, our upper backs are usually curved inward and forward when sitting at a desk using a computer. Holding this position throughout the day causes tension and pain. Thankfully, the staff at Dyker Heights Family Chiropractor in Brooklyn, NY, treat this condition regularly.

Computer Use Causes Back Pain

The most common causes of back pain when using a computer are improper posture or poor workplace ergonomics. This might look like using a mouse while sitting with your feet on an elevated surface and having your neck bent down at the wrong angles for much of the day. Over time, these positions put pressure on our spine, leading to pinched nerves, a propensity for disc herniation, or inflammation in the joints. In the office, it's easier to ask your employer to help provide you with the proper equipment to be comfortable and anatomically aligned while using the computer. It may be slightly more challenging to accomplish this goal at home, but it should be attempted to help alleviate some of the tension.

How Chiropractic Care Relieves Muscular Tightness

We perform several screenings and tests when you visit our office before recommending a treatment plan for your particular pain issues. While we know how the spine should be aligned with the rest of the anchor points in the body, we also understand that every person's posture and how they move daily is slightly different. After we've gathered the information from the various tests, we know exactly what we need to do to relieve the muscle tightness in your back. It will most likely involve a few things.

  • Spinal adjustments
  • Spinal decompression
  • Special exercises designed to increase range of motion
  • Hot and cold therapy
  • Massage therapy

Recommended chiropractic services will vary depending on the root cause, location, and severity of your pain and immobility.

Schedule an Appointment with Our Brooklyn Chiropractor

We use different muscles, which cause fatigue or soreness that may go unnoticed until it becomes a severe issue like chronic pain. Don't wait until this happens. Visit Dyker Heights Family Chiropractor in Brooklyn, NY. We work with the whole family to keep you healthy and get you moving again. Call us today at (212) 257-3922 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.


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