Financial District Office Workers Ask: "How did I get this Pain In My Neck & Arms- All I do all day is sit in front of
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:33pm
San Francisco Chiropractor and Herniated Disc Doctor Comments:
We have been helping patients with neck, arm, and hand pain at our Financial District Chiropractic Center for over 15 years now. Most of the people who come see us spend their day sitting in front of a computer doing something...usually for long periods.
Stockbrokers, attorneys, administrative staff, sales people, and just about every other type of work you can think of in our neighborhood, have 3 things in common...the computer, the chair, and the phone.
Well, that's not so great for your neck, shoulders, and arms. Heck, our bodies were designed to be running around the jungle hunting for food all day. In our natural environment we would get plenty of exercise, eat fresh fruits & vegetables...and sing folk songs by the fire.
But...that's not exactly the way it is..IS IT? Actually...what's more likely, is that you sit in front of your computer with minimum breaks for 8-10 hours per day. You are lucky if you can even get out for lunch and a little fresh air. And, if you do...it's probably not brown rice, beans and vegetables you are eating...it's more like Micky D's.
Anyway...back to the topic...the nerves that control the arm and hand come from the neck. These same nerves pass through the neck bones (cervical vertebrae) as they branch off the spinal cord.
Since the cervical vertebrae are movable...and are mostly controlled by the spinal muscles...they can be pulled out of alignment by things like poor ergonomics, poor posture, mental stress, and abnormal muscle tension.