There’s a lot of chatter about stand up desks, especially these days with so many office workers starting to work from home instead of in an office. If you are someone who has started working from home, or even if you are working from your office like usual, a stand-up desk might be an excellent solution to your back pain, neck pain, and shoulder pain.
If you are experiencing lower back, neck, or shoulder pain, especially while you’re working, consider a standing desk.
Erin at True Balance Pain Relief Clinic is a certified posture professional, and pain relief specialist. She focuses on the source of your chronic pain, and throughout treatments, she helps you heal your pain, but also understand the underlying conditions and postural patterns that might be attributing to your chronic pain. She has been helping people out of chronic pain since 2010. In this article, she will walk you through the benefits of a stand up desk, and how to make it work, even if you’ve never tried them before!
Most people think they need to be standing, all day, at all times, during their work shift, at their stand up desk. Truthfully, that can be very detrimental, and might turn you off from using stand up desks altogether. A better way to approach the use of your new stand up desk is to take it small chunks of time at a time. Start by standing for about 30 minutes at a time, and slowly working your way up in lengths of time.
It is good to have your seat ready for breaks, and breaks are good to take. The key is to have options for yourself, and a variety of positions to be in while you’re working. Our bodies are made to move, and when they aren’t doing that, it creates tension, poor posture, back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain and headaches.
If you are unable to get a standing desk, at least try to stand up every 30 minutes, and take a short walk to get blood moving through your body, and keep your muscles working.
If you’re experiencing neck pain, back pain or shoulder pain, Erin at True Balance Pain Relief Clinic can help you get permanent relief, and correct your posture for good. If you’re ready to schedule and feel your best, find a time that works for you!
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