Tips for Easing Everyday Aches & Pains from a Mansfield Chiropractor
Mansfield chiropractor Clint Dacus, with True Balance Chiropractic & Physical Therapy, gives us some tips for easing everyday aches and pains, as well as a few reasons why you might have them.
By Clint Dacus
Common everyday aches and pain can be normal for you, but THEY ARE NOT NORMAL. If you are living with everyday aches and pains limiting the things you want to do or interrupting your enjoyment of life experiences, you could get help. You could even be able to help yourself!
Easing basic aches and pains
Afternoon painThis type of pain can be due to prior existing conditions mixed in with poor work ergonomics or generally bad postural habits. Trying some home posture training by standing against a wall with your heels, shoulders and head all touching for 1 minute. Now do that 10x a day and try to replicate that posture during the day while sitting (shoulders and head) and standing. Talk to your company HR department about an ergonomic assessment at your desk. Lastly, GET UP while working! Long hours on a computer are so much fun (kidding!). We need to get up and walk for a few minutes. It will help mentally and physically during your work day.
End of Day painThis pain can be due to bad sleeping positions and bad work ergonomics causing tissue fatigue and then tightness with pain. This causes headaches, neck and shoulder pain, low back tightness and aching in many people. Try stretching you hamstrings, quadriceps, neck and shoulders at the end of a workday to reduce the amount of pain you may have at the end of the day.
Clint Dacus is a Mansfield chiropractor with True Balance Chiropractic & Physical Therapy who serves Mansfield and the surrounding communities (76063, 75054, 76065, 76060) in TX . He uses a combination of therapies to improve the health and wellness in all areas of patient's lives. Dr. Dacus takes a "whole person" approach in chiropractic care, which means looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, as opposed to just treating the symptoms.
To learn more about Clint Dacus, you can visit his online profile.