Some search for years to find what they would consider to be the perfect job. You know the kind we’re talking about. The office job with a nice chair, desk, and computer. Maybe there is even a window with a view. You clock in at 9, out at 5, and have plenty of vacation time.
In reality, very few people have the exact job described above. But even if you work 60 hours per week in a tiny cubical with 2 days of vacation time, the fact is that your comfy office chair may not be so great for your back. That’s because sitting for long periods of time consecutively just is not good for your spine.
You may think of high-risk careers as just including ‘blue collar’ jobs. But the fact is that statistics show the frequency of injury for those who spend long hours in a chair and type on a keyboard most of the day.
So what can you do to keep your spine properly aligned? Well, you may be able to change your work environment to some degree depending on your employer. There are a number of ergonomic solutions. Plus, taking regular breaks is a good plan (again, assuming your employer is okay with that).
But what if back pain has already set in? Maybe your wrist is starting to feel the strain of constant typing. Then it is time to see an upper cervical chiropractor. Why?
The feeling in your back or even wrist may actually relate to a misalignment of the top two vertebrae in the neck. Such a misalignment is common for people who sit all day at work. It can also be caused by holding the head at an angle to view a computer screen for long periods of time.
Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Redwood City, California is an upper cervical chiropractor who is specially trained to diagnose and correct just such misalignments. Since a C1 or C2 misalignment can place pressure on the brainstem and cause all sorts of other problems, now is the time to get examined.
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Dr. Pete Tsiglieris of Advanced Spinal Care in Redwood City, California is an Upper Cervical Specialist trained by the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). His upper cervical clinic also serves San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, and Sunnyvale. They are uniquely trained to correct problems in the upper cervical spine (upper neck). This vital area is intimately connected to the central nervous system and problems in this area have been shown to be an underlying cause of a variety of different health problems, including migraines and other headaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, neck pain, back pain and shoulder pain and weakness. More information can be found on our website at https://bayareanuccacare.com/