Have you been experiencing lower back and neck pain after every day at the office? If you are a victim of stiffness, muscle spasms, shoulder, neck and back pain, poor posture and ergonomics may be to blame. Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are the result of this condition and may affect anyone in their lifetime. These can affect the patient's joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves, tendons, etc. Only an experienced ergonomic expert can help you understand your postural issues and help resolve them.
Effects of Poor Posture
- Affects joint alignment
- Muscular ache
- Compresses the disc and joints
- Reduces blood circulation to the muscles
Why Are Ergonomic Evaluations Important?
An ergonomic evaluation is designed to understand the discrepancies in your posture and restore it to its normal form and function. The benefits of ergonomic assessment are:
- Helps improves postural issues
- Assists in enhancing flexibility and efficiency
- Helps prevent injuries
What Is Involved in an Ergonomic Assessment?
During your initial appointment, the chiropractor would take account of your complete medical history and take necessary X-rays of the site of the pain. Based on the findings, your Palo Alto chiropractor will evaluate you for conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, or sciatica, or perform testing for scoliosis.
Workplace Ergonomic Assessment
Poor ergonomic practices could lead to the development of several musculoskeletal disorders that could affect the health of your back, neck, and spine. Not only does it affect the health of your posture but could also have serious implications on the overall health of the patient, increasing the risk of diabetes, heart conditions, and obesity.
Bodycare ergonomic assessment can include the evaluation of individual and multiple workstations, home office, and vehicles.
Regular physical therapy can help resolve spinal alignment issues and normalize joints and muscle tissues, thereby improving the patient's ability to mobilize with ease and efficiency.
Call us at (650-470-0008) and request an appointment with your Palo Alto chiropractor, Dr. Heshmat, to find out more about our services.