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Easley Chiropractor | Easley chiropractic care | SC | Wellness Tips

Garcia Spine Center: Chiropractic and Wellness


1304 East Main Street, Suite A, Easley, SC 29640


Office Phone: 864-859-5026           [email protected]

Wellness Tips

 

 

Use these tips and see if you can tell a difference!

Standing
Posture. Posture. Posture. Make sure that you keep your chin up and do not slouch.  If you know that you are going to be standing for a long period of time, make sure that you wear comfortable shoes.

Working at a Desk
Make sure that you are getting up every 20 minutes to stretch.  Try to avoid looking down at your computer screen: it should be at eye level.


Sitting
Make sure you have a chair that is supportive.  Sit with your back against the chair, your feet firmly on the floor, your knees at a 90 degree angle, and do not cross your legs.


Lifting
Lifting objects is one of the most common ways to injure yourself. Even if it is a light object, twisting or pulling in the wrong direction when you are not stretched out can have a damaging effect on your muscles and spine. You always want to bend at the knees and avoid lifting anything you know is too heavy.

Overall Physical Activity

If you know that you are going to be working or playing for a while, make sure that you are adequately stretched out and warmed up. Even if it is something light, like gardening or pushing your child on a bike, it is easy to pull something if you are not warmed up.

Talking On The Telephone
If you have to use the telephone for an extended period of time, a speaker or a headset is a must. You shoudl try to avoid cradling the phone between your neck and your shoulder, as this could cause you to damage the muscles or vertebrae in that area.

Resting or Sleeping

Straining your neck or back while sleeping is a very common occurrence. We often fall asleep in strange positions where we are not supported properly or our necks are at an odd angle. Make sure that if you are going to nap or watch tv in bed, that you are in a supportive position.

 

Looking Down

Instead of looking down at your phone or device, hold it eye level.  Sit up straight with your shoulders lined up above your hips and your head upright.  This will help decrease strain on your neck.

 
 
 
Easley Chiropractor | Wellness Tips. Dr. Herbert C. Garcia, DC is a Easley Chiropractor.