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Dallas, GA Chiropractor | Dallas, GA chiropractic care | GA | Wellness Tips

Anderson Upper Cervical PC

1099 Merchants Dr. Suite A
Dallas, GA 30132
770-443-0787
[email protected]
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Note: When facing the building, it's the door on the left.

 

Wellness Tips

 

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These simple movements or daily routines can end up hurting you if you're not careful. Make sure to do these simple activities the right way as outlined below: 


Standing 

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

Make sure you have a chair that is supportive. When you are forced to sit for a long period of time, for instance at a desk job, make sure to get up and stretch every 20 minutes. The type of chair you have is extremely important. It should fit you correctly so that your back touches the chair and your feet are on the floor with knees at a 90 degree angle. Sit with your back against the chair, feet firmly on the floor. Try to avoid looking down at your computer screen. It should be at eye level. Do not cross your legs. 
 

Lifting 

Lifting objects is one of the most common ways to injure the spine. Even if it is a light object, twisting or pulling in the wrong direction when you're not stretched out can have a damaging effect on muscles and the 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's something light like gardening or just pushing your child on a bike, it's easy to pull something if you're not warmed up. 
 

Talking On The Telephone 

If you're forced to use the telephone for a long period of time, a speaker or a headset is a must. By all means 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 you're 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.   The rule of thumb for your neck is to keep it as close to level horizontally and vertically as possible.  Avoid having your chin raised or lowered from a neutral position.  Avoid letting your head fall to one side or the other.  The ideal sleeping position is to mimic the “fetal” position.  Sleep on your side with something between your knees to keep your top leg from falling in front or behind your bottom leg.  On your back, place a pillow under the back of your knees to take stress off the low back. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
Dallas, GA Chiropractor | Wellness Tips. Dr. Patrick Anderson is a Dallas, GA Chiropractor.