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Good Posture While Driving 🚙 | Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic

Prolonged periods of time spent sitting in a car can be painful, especially for back-pain-sufferers.

Try using a lumbar roll or other support to help maintain good posture while sitting in the car. 

Position the roll slightly above your belt to support the “small of your back” and adjust your seat so that your knees are slightly lower than your hips.

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Quick Backpack Check for Yourself or Your Child | Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic

It’s back to school!
Be sure to do a quick backpack check for yourself or your child to make sure they don’t get injured by carrying heavy weight on their backs.
– Purchase a backpack that is the correct size & has compartments to help distribute the weight evenly.
– Packs with padded shoulder straps are a good choice as well.
– Use both straps of the backpack.
– Check to make sure they are adjusted so that there are no gaps between the straps and body.
– If carrying multiple heavy books, opt to carry one or two in your arms to help redistribute the weight.
workstation body position reduces injury. Try Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic for pain relief.

Tips For Proper Body Alignment To Avoid Back & Hip Pain | Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic

Your posture plays an important role in your overall health.

 

Poor posture leads to chronic strain and discomfort. “Lower crossed syndrome” is poor posture that results from excessive tightness in your lower back and hip flexor muscles with weakness in your abdominal and buttock muscles.

 

Patients with lower crossed syndrome often have a “sway back.”

 

Patients who sit for prolonged periods of time are at greater risk of lower crossed syndrome.

 

 

This postural problem commonly leads to painful conditions involving the back or hips. Successful treatment of lower cross syndrome involves stretching excessively tight muscles, strengthening weak muscles, taking frequent breaks from sitting, and modifying your workstation to be more user friendly.

 

Need help setting up an ergonomic workstation? Use this handy guide 👇

Decrease pain while sitting at your desk. More tips at Akridge & Akridge chiropractic.

Help for Lumbar Disc Herniation & Sciatica | Akridge & Akridge Chiropractic

A new guideline for the treatment of lumbar disc herniation and sciatica concluded:

 

“Non-surgical treatments were determined to be clinically effective with regards to pain reduction and functional improvement.”

 

If you or someone you know is suffering from a disc injury or sciatica, chiropractic care might help.

 

Check out the video below & give us a call today to schedule an appointment. 👍

 

We have convenient locations in Elkhorn & Bellevue, Nebraska.

 

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Source: Lee JH et al. Non-surgical treatments for patients with radicular pain from lumbosacral disc herniation. Spine J. 2019 Jun 12. pii: S1529-9430(19)30798-3.