Chiropractic care this, chiropractic care that…you’ve heard it all before. The holistic therapy approach has been talked about so much recently in health circles, your friends think it’s a wonder you haven’t given it a shot yet.
And all you can do is roll your eyes.
Believe me, I’ve been there. All of chiropractic care’s supposed “great health benefits” were simply too good to be true; its gimmicky hearsay wasn’t going to get in the way of my good health.
But what if simple, ergonomically-correct, chiropractically-sound postures were enough to extend real relief? In other words, no adjustment needed– just an improved way of composing your body that’s also chiropractic-approved?
Maybe then you’d lend an ear– as did 632 newly-hired computer users during a 2002 prospective study that looked to uncover a connection between posture and musculoskeletal disorders. Each participant’s posture was measured at baseline and throughout the course of the study, improving consistently as they gained chiropractic and otherwise ergonomically-sound knowledge on how to carry one’s own body.
The researchers quickly began to realize that improved posture gave way to a regression, or continued absence altogether, of musculoskeletal disorders in the patients. Specifically, the way in which each participant used their keyboard was telling in their overall chiropractic health; participants who typed with their right arm slightly extended when using the “J” key, for example. These people also had a lower risk for musculoskeletal disorders than participants who consistently had the keyboard close to their chest in such a way that discouraged an increased range of elbow motion with each click of the “J” key.
In conclusion, these findings deem it reasonable to suggest that “the risk of musculoskeletal symptoms and musculoskeletal disorders” may be lower when chiropractic postures are employed, particularly when on the computer.
As someone who works on a computer for a living, I certainly understand the relevancy of this study for my life. How about you– don’t you think it’s time to give chiropractic care a shot? If so, look no further than right up the street to The Joint …the chiropractic place, where chiropractic therapy can lead to some exciting benefits throughout your body. The Joint rests conveniently in Colorado Springs, which makes it easy for you to stop by and experience the affordable chiropractic care services that they specialize in! Don’t bother making an appointment, since walk-ins work just as well at The Joint.
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