Archive for December 2014

[WATCH]: Back Pain | Herniated Disc | Sciatic Leg Pain | Raleigh | Cary

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Office Chairs and Back Pain Risks

The nature of office work means that for long periods of time you will be sitting at a desk. This alone can bring about lower back pain and can worsen the symptoms of existing back / neck problems. This is due to the increased stress your muscles just by being subjected to this static position.

This can have adverse affects on you back, neck, legs, shoulders and arms. By following some of the following tips you will be taking a step closer to correcting the problem to help you avoid unnecessary muscle strains.

Sitting in chair for prolonged periods causes most people to slouch down. It is this slouching that is the cause of muscle strain. Muscle and ligaments can be overstretched and cause strain and damage. The longer this goes on the more likely you are to develop some kind of back pain.

How do I correct my seating posture? 

There are a few tips on setting up you office chair and desk that will help you stay healthy.  Some of these may feel a little uncomfortable at first, once you to use to the new seating arrangement you will find that it is very comfortable.

Step One

Sit in your chair and then move as close to your desk as you can comfortably do so. Ideally you are looking to achieve a right angle with your elbows. So reach for your keyboard and then make the height adjustments with your chair to ensure that this ideal angle is as close to as possible.

Step Two

Now that you have adjusted your height, you want to make sure that this is not too high. You should be able to easily slide your fingers over your thighs without hitting your desk. If you find that you cannot make the adjust without getting you thigh too close to your desk then you will have to ask your employer to consider providing you with an adjustable desk.

Step Three

Push you bottom up against the back of your chair and try to ensure that your calf muscles are touching you chair. Ideally you want to have roughly 10cm clearance. If you don’t have any clearance then you need to add a lumber support to your chair which will push you forward to the correct position.

Step Four

Now you need to check your eye level. You want to ensure that the when facing forward your monitor is at the centre of your vision. Adjust the height of your monitor accordingly if it is not in the natural centre of your vision. Having the wrong viewing angle can cause neck strain so you want to get this right.

Step Five

Finally if you have a chair with armrests then you need to ensure that they work as they are intended to. An armrest should slightly raise you arms so that the strain is taken away from your shoulders. Ideally you should frequently use your armrest so that the shoulders can be rested.

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Intractable Back pain and Trigger point injections

But with the help of new imagining technology, degenerative changes have been found from so many people living completely pain free, that it just doesn’t make much sense for them to be the main villain behind pain.

While doctors agree that back pain is often muscular, in the sense that there are no major pathological factors involved, they haven’t without a few exceptions embraced completely the trigger point paradigm.

One reason for this might be the use of trigger point injections for treating back pain thought to be of myofascal origin.

Injections can cause the treatment to fail by making it harder to achieve the three key factors behind effective therapy.

1. Finding the right spots, one must find the most aggravated trigger points from right muscles. It’s much easier to locate the spots from you own muscles, when you have the luxury of actually being able to feel their tenderness, not so easy when you have to locate them from others. If it’s entirely up to the doc to locate the spots then that can be a problem.

2. Volume, one must treat multiple muscle groups. Muscles work as a group and there will always be satellite trigger points in antagonist muscles and sometimes even in other body parts. No doc in their right mind will have the stamina or will to inject all trigger points that needs to be injected even in multiple sessions.

3. Consistency, one must treat them long enough for the trigger points to loose their tenderness, there is not much value for evaluating the effects of the therapy before this happens. This will take weeks of daily massage sessions to happen, not one session of injections or one session once per week.

Techniques and styles in applying the pressure to the trigger points makes a little difference, whether its trough injections, massage, pressure or some form of assisted stretching, what matters that its being done, and being done to the right muscles, and long enough to the trigger points to start to become less tender.

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