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Posted on 10-11-2018
At Bakke Chiropractic Clinic, our Tacoma chiropractor offers diagnosis, treatment, and management options for many different types of work injury. One thing we have noticed is that many of the work injuries we see in our office stem from poor workplace ergonomics. By understanding the importance of proper ergonomics and taking steps to improve your own ergonomics at work, you can protect yourself from many common types of injuries.
Proper ergonomics while working are extremely important; this includes making sure you're situated in a way that supports your spine on-the-job. If you work a desk job, there are many steps you should take to ensure your lumbar spine is receiving adequate support to avoid neck and back pain or other injuries. Consider, for example, making sure you're sitting in an ergonomic chair with adjustable height and adjustable armrests. Ideally, your feet should just be able to touch flat on the floor while sitting at your desk. Additionally, you should be taking brief breaks from sitting at least once an hour. Even getting up and walking to the break room for a few minutes can help to improve blood and oxygen circulation significantly.
If you work a job where you tend to be on your feet more, then you'll want to make sure you have shoes with proper arch support, which will, in turn, provide your back with additional support and encourage better posture. And remember, in any job where you're doing any kind of lifting, it's important to lift at your knees and never at your back, as the latter could result in a back injury.
If you're experiencing any neck or back pain due to poor ergonomics or any other type of work injury, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with our Tacoma chiropractor for an assessment. You can request your care appointment with us by calling our office at (253) 472-3365 today!
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