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AOMSI Injury

Working Ergonomically During the Pandemic

The concept of working from home was becoming more common on its own, but the introduction of the COVID-19 crisis moved millions of employees suddenly home.  This sudden move proved to many companies that the arrangement was not only productive, but it could save them money. As businesses have now been given the ok to reopen, a growing number of them are choosing to allow their employees to stay home more often.

All of these stay-at-home employees find themselves in a vastly different work environment, and may kick up their heels on the coffee table or sit in their favorite recliner to get their job done. Unfortunately, the ergonomic realities which keep your neck and back healthy through long work days exist at home as well.

If you have recently begun working from home – or you simply need some relief – here are  some tips to help you minimize or eliminate back and neck pain .

Proper Positioning

  • To properly align your head while working, position your computer screen at eye level. Protect your neck fromharmful curvatures by avoiding looking down at your cell phone or Ipad all day.  Position these devices at eye level as well, or use your elbows to prop up your arms so that the device is in front of your face. Although this may seem like a small step,your head weighs 12 + pounds , and constantly dropping it down to your chest causes a lot of weight and pressure on the neck and spine.
  • Your arms should be positioned comfortably at your sides with your elbows bent at approximately 90 degrees. Keeping wrists neutral and parallel to the floor matt be easier with a plug-n-play keyboard.
  • In order to protect your back,  make sure your feet are touching the floor. If you cannot touch the floor, consider a box or stool to elevate your feet and to keep your legs in the proper position. Keep your knees bent at 90 degrees or slightly extended. Do not cross your legs, Slouching or resting your feet on the rungs can cause back strain. A lumbar pillow can help with proper positioning if you cannot invest in an ergonomically designed chair.

Additional Tips to Save Your Neck & Back

  • Change your sleeping position: If you sleep on your stomach, chances are your neck is being strained by resting turned to the side all night. Try instead to sleep on your back with pillows under your knees, or on either side with a pillow between your knees. The pillows help to relieve pressure and support your spine’s natural curvature.  Make sure you also have a pillow pulled down to support your neck as well as your head.
  • Work on your abs: You’ve heard people talking about developing a strong core. This is because strong ab muscles will significantly reduce pain in your back. Unfortunately, the crunches and sit-ups often do more harm than good. Instead, build up your abs with a yoga plank pose.
  • Stretch your legs: People working at desks often have more lower back pain than those with physical jobs. Standing after long hours of sitting causes our tight hamstrings to pull on our pelvis, causing alignment issues. Stand up often, stretch your hamstrings and make sure to stay loose and you will minimize many of these problems.
  • Perfect your posture: Sit up straight, without leaning back or forward. Many who work on laptops suffer from poor posture, as the device sits on their lap or on a surface too low for proper viewing. As discussed above, keeping your screen at eye level will minimize problems – use books or platforms to raise the laptop and preserve your posture

If you are experiencing neck and back pain, whether from working from home or as a result of trauma or car accident – call West Coast Wellness today. Our doctors of chiropractic are dedicated to your  overall health and wellness, and look forward to treating and alleviating your pain.

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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Chiropractic Care & Yoga

What makes chiropractors so special is that they care about their patient’s whole health, not just what is bothering them that day. Their holistic approach to total wellness ensures that you not only experience relief from the pain you are suffering today, but that you learn how to strategically better your life in general. Better holistic health can improve sleep patterns, maximize nutrition, reduce stress and improve overall range of motion.

Posture

Chiropractic professionals understand that the musculoskeletal system consists of rigid and flexible parts designed to move and absorb shock. It is a mechanical system akin to pulleys and levers – but over time, gravity can begin to take its toll, making joints less elastic.  If mobile body parts such as shoulders, hips or ankles become rigid, mobility suffers. Conversely, if the rigid parts of the body – such as the lower back lose their integrity, overall strength and stability will be compromised. 

Did You Know? Most dysfunction in the body is the result of a deviation from its perfect structure. These deviations are caused by age, repetitive movements, and other physical and emotional demands.

A healthy individual is one who learns to “balance the load”; undoing the negative impacts with positive impacts. Two ways to achieve this positive impact are yoga and chiropractic care.   which includes any repetitive strain, with an un-doing of the accumulated impact.

Why Yoga?

Yoga focuses on the concepts of mobility and strength. For instance, hatha yoga pairs breathing and postures, encouraging slow and gentle movements. Iyengar yoga focuses on precise posture alignment, utilizing belts, blocks, and other occupational tools to achieve results without strain or injury. Technique, sequencing and timing are all important to this method. Ashtanga and Vinyasa yoga are both considered to be the most physically demanding of the yoga styles,  focusing on continuous flow and movement to build strength in the core and tone muscles.

Yin yoga demands holding postures for up to several minutes, which provides stress on connective tissues and positively impacts mobility. This is a popular style to be utilized by athletes, as it focuses on opening up the mobility key areas of the body such as the hips and trunk.  Restorative yoga features light movements such as gentle twists and forward folds. The goal of this yoga style is to promote alignment, as well as to achieve a calming and revitalization of mind and body.

Yoga and Chiropractic

You may have noticed many similar terms in the practice of yoga, and the implementation of professional chiropractic care. Terms such as alignment, mobility, and range of motion are inherent to both methods of achieving health. They both focus on the overall health of the body. However, if your body has sustained trauma due to a car accident or other injury, you will want to visit your doctor of chiropractic.

Chiropractic treatment will make sure that your neck and back vertebrae, discs and spine are all aligned properly for overall health. Before visiting a yoga studio, you will want to understand the damage your body has endured so that you don’t aggravate it further. Call West Coast Wellness today to schedule an appointment and to better understand what is needed to get your neck and spine back into alignment, and you into better health.

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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AOMSI Injury Vamo

Car accident?

You could have a 66k neck injury most doctors overlook or misdiagnose

During an accident in Vamo, injury to the head and neck typically results when the neck is forced backwards and then forwards combined with either the downward pressure or upward movement of the head and neck. This type of severe trauma causes damage to the ligaments and supporting structures of the spine known as AOMSI. Unfortunately, while AOMSI is a severe spinal injury, it is routinely misdiagnosed by treating doctors. Dr. Barr at West Coast Wellness has the specialized computer software to diagnose and locate this type of damage. If you are injured in Vamo, West Coast Wellness can help you get the most accurate information about your spine injury. Dr. Barr has both the experience and state of the art equipment to provide you with the most accurate and precise diagnosis concerning AOMSI damage. If you have been injured, contact West Coast Wellness at the numbers below for more information.

Sarasota Accident Walk-In Clinic

3801 Bee Ridge Road Suite 3, Sarasota, FL 34233

941-210-3969

North Port Accident Walk-In Clinic

4361 Aidan Lane, North Port, FL 34287

941-429-0070

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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AOMSI Injury Laurel

Car accident?

You could have a 66k neck injury most doctors overlook or misdiagnose

During an accident in Laurel, injury to the head and neck typically results when the neck is forced backwards and then forwards combined with either the downward pressure or upward movement of the head and neck. This type of severe trauma causes damage to the ligaments and supporting structures of the spine known as AOMSI. Unfortunately, while AOMSI is a severe spinal injury, it is routinely misdiagnosed by treating doctors. Dr. Barr at West Coast Wellness has the specialized computer software to diagnose and locate this type of damage. If you are injured in Laurel, West Coast Wellness can help you get the most accurate information about your spine injury. Dr. Barr has both the experience and state of the art equipment to provide you with the most accurate and precise diagnosis concerning AOMSI damage. If you have been injured, contact West Coast Wellness at the numbers below for more information.

Sarasota Accident Walk-In Clinic

3801 Bee Ridge Road Suite 3, Sarasota, FL 34233

941-210-3969

North Port Accident Walk-In Clinic

4361 Aidan Lane, North Port, FL 34287

941-429-0070

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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AOMSI Injury Englewood

Car accident?

You could have a 66k neck injury most doctors overlook or misdiagnose

During an accident in Englewood, injury to the head and neck typically results when the neck is forced backwards and then forwards combined with either the downward pressure or upward movement of the head and neck. This type of severe trauma causes damage to the ligaments and supporting structures of the spine known as AOMSI. Unfortunately, while AOMSI is a severe spinal injury, it is routinely misdiagnosed by treating doctors. Dr. Barr at West Coast Wellness has the specialized computer software to diagnose and locate this type of damage. If you are injured in Englewood, West Coast Wellness can help you get the most accurate information about your spine injury. Dr. Barr has both the experience and state of the art equipment to provide you with the most accurate and precise diagnosis concerning AOMSI damage. If you have been injured, contact West Coast Wellness at the numbers below for more information.

Sarasota Accident Walk-In Clinic

3801 Bee Ridge Road Suite 3, Sarasota, FL 34233

941-210-3969

North Port Accident Walk-In Clinic

4361 Aidan Lane, North Port, FL 34287

941-429-0070

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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AOMSI Injury South Venice

Car accident?

You could have a 66k neck injury most doctors overlook or misdiagnose

During an accident in South Venice, injury to the head and neck typically results when the neck is forced backwards and then forwards combined with either the downward pressure or upward movement of the head and neck. This type of severe trauma causes damage to the ligaments and supporting structures of the spine known as AOMSI. Unfortunately, while AOMSI is a severe spinal injury, it is routinely misdiagnosed by treating doctors. Dr. Barr at West Coast Wellness has the specialized computer software to diagnose and locate this type of damage. If you are injured in South Venice, West Coast Wellness can help you get the most accurate information about your spine injury. Dr. Barr has both the experience and state of the art equipment to provide you with the most accurate and precise diagnosis concerning AOMSI damage. If you have been injured, contact West Coast Wellness at the numbers below for more information.

Sarasota Accident Walk-In Clinic

3801 Bee Ridge Road Suite 3, Sarasota, FL 34233

941-210-3969

North Port Accident Walk-In Clinic

4361 Aidan Lane, North Port, FL 34287

941-429-0070

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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AOMSI Injury Venice

Car accident?

You could have a 66k neck injury most doctors overlook or misdiagnose

During an accident in Venice, injury to the head and neck typically results when the neck is forced backwards and then forwards combined with either the downward pressure or upward movement of the head and neck. This type of severe trauma causes damage to the ligaments and supporting structures of the spine known as AOMSI. Unfortunately, while AOMSI is a severe spinal injury, it is routinely misdiagnosed by treating doctors. Dr. Barr at West Coast Wellness has the specialized computer software to diagnose and locate this type of damage. If you are injured in Venice, West Coast Wellness can help you get the most accurate information about your spine injury. Dr. Barr has both the experience and state of the art equipment to provide you with the most accurate and precise diagnosis concerning AOMSI damage. If you have been injured, contact West Coast Wellness at the numbers below for more information.

Sarasota Accident Walk-In Clinic

3801 Bee Ridge Road Suite 3, Sarasota, FL 34233

941-210-3969

North Port Accident Walk-In Clinic

4361 Aidan Lane, North Port, FL 34287

941-429-0070

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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AOMSI Injury North Port

Car accident?

You could have a 66k neck injury most doctors overlook or misdiagnose

During an accident in North Port, injury to the head and neck typically results when the neck is forced backwards and then forwards combined with either the downward pressure or upward movement of the head and neck. This type of severe trauma causes damage to the ligaments and supporting structures of the spine known as AOMSI. Unfortunately, while AOMSI is a severe spinal injury, it is routinely misdiagnosed by treating doctors. Dr. Barr at West Coast Wellness has the specialized computer software to diagnose and locate this type of damage. If you are injured in North Port, West Coast Wellness can help you get the most accurate information about your spine injury. Dr. Barr has both the experience and state of the art equipment to provide you with the most accurate and precise diagnosis concerning AOMSI damage. If you have been injured, contact West Coast Wellness at the numbers below for more information.

Sarasota Accident Walk-In Clinic

3801 Bee Ridge Road Suite 3, Sarasota, FL 34233

941-210-3969

North Port Accident Walk-In Clinic

4361 Aidan Lane, North Port, FL 34287

941-429-0070

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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AOMSI Injury Nokomis

Car accident?

You could have a 66k neck injury most doctors overlook or misdiagnose

During an accident in Nokomis, injury to the head and neck typically results when the neck is forced backwards and then forwards combined with either the downward pressure or upward movement of the head and neck. This type of severe trauma causes damage to the ligaments and supporting structures of the spine known as AOMSI. Unfortunately, while AOMSI is a severe spinal injury, it is routinely misdiagnosed by treating doctors. Dr. Barr at West Coast Wellness has the specialized computer software to diagnose and locate this type of damage. If you are injured in Nokomis, West Coast Wellness can help you get the most accurate information about your spine injury. Dr. Barr has both the experience and state of the art equipment to provide you with the most accurate and precise diagnosis concerning AOMSI damage. If you have been injured, contact West Coast Wellness at the numbers below for more information.

Sarasota Accident Walk-In Clinic

3801 Bee Ridge Road Suite 3, Sarasota, FL 34233

941-210-3969

North Port Accident Walk-In Clinic

4361 Aidan Lane, North Port, FL 34287

941-429-0070

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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AOMSI Injury Osprey

Car accident?

You could have a 66k neck injury most doctors overlook or misdiagnose

During an accident in Osprey, injury to the head and neck typically results when the neck is forced backwards and then forwards combined with either the downward pressure or upward movement of the head and neck. This type of severe trauma causes damage to the ligaments and supporting structures of the spine known as AOMSI. Unfortunately, while AOMSI is a severe spinal injury, it is routinely misdiagnosed by treating doctors. Dr. Barr at West Coast Wellness has the specialized computer software to diagnose and locate this type of damage. If you are injured in Osprey, West Coast Wellness can help you get the most accurate information about your spine injury. Dr. Barr has both the experience and state of the art equipment to provide you with the most accurate and precise diagnosis concerning AOMSI damage. If you have been injured, contact West Coast Wellness at the numbers below for more information.

Sarasota Accident Walk-In Clinic

3801 Bee Ridge Road Suite 3, Sarasota, FL 34233

941-210-3969

North Port Accident Walk-In Clinic

4361 Aidan Lane, North Port, FL 34287

941-429-0070

Welcome to West Coast Wellness we offer services such as Auto Injury, Neuropathy, Back Pain, Knee Pain, Whiplash, Pinched Nerve, Ringing in Ears, Why Chiropractic Care?, Shoulder Pain, Neck Pain, Headaches, Spinal Disc Restoration, Electromedicine, Herniated Disc Treatment, Degenerative Disc Disease

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