An article about the health effect of Poor Posture at work
The problem of adopting the correct posture whilst at work is a very important issue which anyone using an office chair and Workstation needs to take very seriously.
Spinal health is a new area of safety management which all organizations need to take extremely seriously if they care about their employee?s welfare. Spinal problems usually give a warning sign to the individual, like a piercing sound from a smoke alarm; the alarm is not the problem. The alarm has a cause, just like every ache or pain has a cause. Some people choose to cover up pain instead of correcting the cause.
The nerve rich facet joints on the back side of each spinal bone are a common cause of back pain. If these pairs of interlocking fingers are not moving right, they can cause painful symptoms. The discs between spinal bones can be a source of pain also. The rings of fibrous tissue act as spacers and shock absorbers for the spine.
If you know the cause of your pain in this area you are left with several options with one option being bed rest but research has shown that this on a prolonged basis can delay recovery making the problems worse.
Physical therapy is another option to take, remember though that exercising spinal joints that are not working correctly is similar to driving a car with misaligned wheels. Other options include numbing the area or covering up the pain with and pain relievers. These only offer temporary relief to the symptoms and do not correct the problems of spinal joints.
The most drastic measure to take is to consider surgery. Surgery may make sense but is expensive and can be risky with an estimated half of all surgery not working.
An ideal option to go for is to use a registered practitioner, Chiropractic adjustments can help improve spinal functions and is natural and will look to correct the underlying problem. This can usually be funded by your health insurance company.