We’re all familiar with that mid-afternoon “feeling.” You’ve been working all morning, it’s after lunch, and you’re just exhausted. You reach for another cup of coffee, a soda, or an energy drink and power through. You know that it’s not great for your health, but you do it anyway.

Lack of energy isn’t what’s causing the lull and fatigue, however. Your lethargy is more likely stemming from poor posture and a strain on your spine. The healthy way to avoid fatigue in this case is by paying attention to ergonomics, to better support your spine. Changing your posture and alleviating stress on your back and neck could give you a boost of energy that helps you get through the rest of the day.

Ergonomic education is something deeply important to the expert team at Graybar Chiropractic. We frequently show Wilmington, NC patients how they can lead healthier lives by paying mindful attention to the way they’re sitting, standing, and laying down. Read on to find out how to use ergonomics to support your wellness.

Ergonomics and chiropractic: a natural match

Many people have poor posture habits that are built into their daily routine, which can have negative impacts on health. Slouching instead of sitting upright, tilting your head when it should be straight, and bunching your shoulders when they should hang loosely are all common examples. This type of poor posture means you’re at higher risk for:

  • Back pain;
  • Neck pain;
  • Shoulder pain;
  • Sciatic pain;
  • Chronic fatigue;
  • Digestion issues;
  • Poor blood circulation;
  • And a variety of other health problems.

There are simple ways to support your spine, however. And, adopting proper posture by way of using supports to correct your poor posture is known as ergonomics. Sitting in a chair with lumbar support or using a tilt/swivel screen for your computer are two examples of ergonomics in action, promoting proper posture and spine health.

The chiropractic component to ergonomics

Before you start to correct your posture, it’s a good idea to get a starting point. Trying to implement ergonomic supports where they’re not needed can actually have the opposite effect intended. You don’t want to create spinal misalignment or exacerbate existing problems! The smart first step is to consult with a chiropractor.

Your chiropractor can provide ergonomic advice as it relates to your spine, to reduce chronic pain and prevent future flare-ups. Regular spinal manipulation may also be a component of a treatment program designed to correct vertebral disc misalignments. This, in turn, makes keeping good posture easier while increasing the flow of nutrients in the blood. When paired with proper ergonomics, it’s a winning combination for wellness.

If you’ve seen people around the office using special chairs, standing desks, neck pillows or other types of ergonomic support, consider joining them. It’s this mindfulness of support and posture that can help your spine stay healthy and in alignment. Graybar Chiropractic in Wilmington, NC is ready to help you unlock the right ergonomic approach to maintaining your personal wellness.

Contact us today to learn more about our use of Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) to map proper spinal alignment and how we can leverage it in conjunction with proper ergonomics.

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.