If you’re sat at a desk for 8-9 hours a day it’s likely that you’ve experienced back or neck pain at some point in your working life. Due to the natural curvature of our spine we tend to adopt an initially ‘comfortable’ slumped position. This places enormous pressures upon the intervertebral discs but also puts the ligaments of the spine and muscles on stretch. When this position is maintained for prolonged periods these structures can become increasingly painful.
As well as providing treatment to relieve your symptoms, osteopaths will be able to offer a full postural assessment and advise you on the ideal work place set up. This will ensure that you not only remain comfortable at work, but also pain free.
Typically patients experience:
- Thoracic spine pain
- Neck pain and stiffness
- Stress and discomfort across the shoulders
- Low back pain