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How to Avoid the Chiropractor

07 November 2022

Seeing a chiropractor is something that is becoming more and more common with every passing year. And why is that? Well, given our modern ways of home working added to the fact that office workers spend, on average, a whopping 75% of their lives sitting down, our posture and joints have been suffering as a result. Whether it be back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain or just finding yourself hunching over more and more in your regular life, much like you would do at your computer, going to the chiropractor seems to be a smart decision for your physical wellbeing.

What is a chiropractor?

A chiropractor is a clinically trained healthcare professional who works with your body to correct issues like poor posture, spinal curvature and other aches and pains. When having a consultation with a chiropractor, it is likely that they will take Xrays of your body and check for issues like curvature, degeneration and misalignments. They may be able to diagnose the underlying cause of a bad back or stiff neck. They can also be very helpful if you have had a physical trauma like a car accident, because they can help with issues like whiplash. A chiropractor can charge anywhere between £30 and £300 per session so, while helpful, the process of seeing one regularly can be expensive. For this reason, it is best to try and avoid the chiropractor at all costs, perhaps with the aid of ergonomic furniture such as that offered by Flexispot.

Does it work?

While visiting a chiropractor can’t fix all of your aches and pains, it can do remarkable things for pain relief and actually diagnosing the source of pain issues. Take lower back pain, for example, which is one of the most common conditions treated every day by chiropractors across the world. With just touch and very slight pressure, chiropractors can analyse and diagnose the source of this pain and treat it with simply the hands.

A couple of years ago there was a study performed by the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in regards to manual-thrust manipulation (MTM) vs mechanical-assisted manipulation (MAM) and manipulation vs usual medical care (UMC). The conclusion was that 94% of patients who consulted a chiropractor experienced a 30% reduction in low back pain after 4 weeks. However, 56% of patients who consulted a doctor only experienced a 30% reduction in low back pain after 4 weeks.

This proves the effectiveness of chiropractic aid in terms of relieving pain, but ideally nobody would want to even be in that position where they have pain to be relieved. So let’s take a look at some things we can do and ways we can use to avoid even visiting the chiropractor in the first place.

Get That Posture In Check

Posture is a major cause of back, neck and shoulder pain and it is something that very few of us actually focus on when we sit or stand. What feels comfortable when sitting and standing is often not beneficial to our posture. Just think about it; why would anyone bother slouching if it pained them to do it? The issue is that slouching and other posture killers feel comfortable, but over time they will make what is good and natural feel painful.

Maintaining good and proper posture at all times is extremely important if you want to avoid a visit to the chiropractor. The reason this is important is that by maintaining proper posture you can help avoid curvature of the spine, which can become a much larger issue than mere back pain should it continue over years and years.

Your stance is also very important in keeping your spine in proper alignment, so by working on your stance you’re effectively working on your posture and gaining that muscle memory that will help in the long run. Another thing that can help is to regularly stretch your neck. This is particularly helpful after sitting and working for hours on end, where you should definitely stretch your neck at least once an hour. Speaking of working in the office…

How Flexispot Can Help

A fantastic way to relieve back pain and fix posture is by using an ergonomic chair.  Our ergonomic chairs are specifically designed for this purpose, and results in little to no back pain while using one. Our ergonomic chairs also decrease stiffness and straining of the hips, which enhances the flow of blood and can help boost the body’s metabolism. All this leads to significant long-term beneficial health effects and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases.

If you want to learn more about our products and how they can help you bolster your now impressive home office, please speak to us and we’d be more than happy to help.