Watch this video on computer Stretching at your computer station to help prevent headaches and neck pain.
Improving your posture is extremely important. Posture problems can result in many health problems. When someone has hyper kyphosis their spine puts pressure on their heart and lungs. Having pressure on the heart can result in cardiovascular issues. People who have hyper kyphosis or humped back have an 80 percent chance of developing high blood pressure this is far greater than the average population. People who have hyper kyphosis can also develop breathing problems. The extra pressure from the curved spine on the lungs can be detrimental to breathing. Computer stretching is great for you. Computer stretching works well for pain.
This will not allow the lungs to open or close properly. When the lungs do not open and close properly decrease oxygen runs thru the body. A decrease of oxygen in the body means a lack of energy, and lack of fuel to the muscles.
Back rests can be extremely beneficial to posture problems. When a person uses a back rest it will increase the amount of curvature in their lower back. When a back rest is utilized the increased curvature in the lower back will help decrease the extra curvature in the upper back. Using a back rest is like using a temporary brace. This temporary brace will improve your posture, by doing this it will improve your breathing and cardiovascular issues. This will also help the aches and pains that are associated with rounded shoulders. There are many other things you can do to help, however back rests are one of the simplest and cost effective ways to improve your posture.
Computer Stretching at your work station
One of the stretches you can do is sit up straight or stand and actually picture your head bending down to your shoulder so you will bend your ear down to your shoulder and hold that for 5-10 seconds. You should feel a nice gentle stretch on the side of the neck and then obviously you will come back to neutral hold for 2-3 seconds and then bend to the opposite side holding that for 5-10 seconds. Do this for each side 3-5 reps for every hour you are in front of the computer. This can relieve stress that is building up on the neck. Remember if any pain or numbness occurs while doing these stop and consult your doctor.
Stretching and Wellness
Do your muscles ache at the end of the workday, or make it hard to get out of bed in the morning? Are you wanting to live a healthier lifestyle but aren’t sure where to start?
Be sure to attend one of our upcoming Stretch and Wellness Workshops!
The free Stretch and Wellness Workshop covers practical techniques for you to relieve muscle pain and take better control of your health.
Dr. Maggio will demonstrate stretching routines that you can do at home to help you alleviate tension, improve range of motion, and encourage faster healing after injury. He’ll also cover basics of wellness, giving an overview of how the body works as well as practical instruction on how to achieve positive, lasting results for your health.
We’ll be offering four identical Stretch and Wellness Workshop on the following evenings:
- Tuesday, August 6
- Monday, August 19
- Tuesday, September 3
- Monday, September 16
All workshops run from 6 to 7 pm and will be held at the ProAdjuster Clinic. To register, call our office at 757-473-9900 or email us.
This program will be repeated 2 times a month. By having this program, Dr. Maggio is assisting his patients. Remember our goal is to get you results fast. Fast results is what you want. Taking a little time out of your schedule can help you heal faster. Maintaining results can also occur faster. There are many things that patients can learn to get better. Having a class will teach them to recover and feel great. This can also be a great way to share our office with people you care about. This class will explain to non patients more information. The information will explain chiropractic care, and what causes health issues. The Proadjuster will also be discussed. The ProAdjuster is the system that we use to explain and deliver chiropractic.