Friday, March 15, 2024

What Ergonomic Upgrades Can I Make to My Workspace?

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Do you suffer from chronic neck pain due to poor posture?

Do you feel like your office space could be more comfortable?

Does your workspace quite literally leave you in a slump? Spending eight or more hours a day with your shoulders hunched at your desk can lead to severe back and neck pain later in life. Thankfully, we have all kinds of modern technology to combat this!

Check out these upgrades to add to your office to ensure a pain-free work day:

Standing Desk

Excessive sedentary time often leads to a spike in blood sugar levels, elevated risk of heart disease and chronic back pain.

Studies show that those who utilize standing desks have lower feelings of stress and fatigue and improved mood and energy levels.

Chair with Lumbar Support

Ergonomic office chairs are designed to follow the natural curvature of your spine which offers lumbar support. This will improve your posture and save you from excruciating back and neck pain.


Ergonomic footrests are beneficial for improving blood flow and circulation in the legs during long periods of time sitting. Footrests help in maintaining a neutral stance while seated, or can aid in pelvic positional unloading which helps distribute weight in a more manageable way and reduces fatigue.

Read more about office ergonomics and neck pain relief on our website! 

Pivotal Chiropractic Specializes in Neck Pain Relief!

Even with all these ergonomic tools, sitting at a desk for long periods of time can still ultimately lead to back and neck pain. When it comes down to it, nothing is going to be as effective at treating back pain as a tried-and-true chiropractor.

At Pivotal Chiropractic, we make it our mission to provide you with the best treatment possible so you can feel better. Contact us here to schedule your free consultation.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

What Are Common Ergonomic Injuries?

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Do you ever get that pins and needles feeling in your hands?

Do you deal with reoccurring episodes of neck pain?

If you’re a seasoned office veteran experiencing these symptoms, you could be suffering from the consequences of poor ergonomics. Many of us think that office work is among one of the easiest jobs on your body but long hours of awkward posture can be detrimental to your health. Taking the proper precautions can help you avoid many of these injuries but it’s important to be educated so you can take the right corrective actions.

What injuries are caused by poor workplace ergonomics?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is caused by pressure or irritation on the median nerve. This leads to numbness, tingling and pain in the hands, wrists, and forearm areas.


Tendinitis occurs when the tissue connecting muscle to bone becomes inflamed. Tendinitis can be caused by repetitive strain through poor posture, injury or even aging as tendons lose elasticity over time. Some symptoms of tendinitis are: Stiff joints, cracking and popping sounds as you move, swelling, skin discoloration and pain at the site of the tendon.

Chronic tendinitis left untreated can turn into constant dull pain, torn tendons, and loss of movement. It is best to seek treatment as early as possible for the best outcome.

Trigger Finger

Trigger finger can often result from repetitive stress on the hands and fingers through actions such as typing, playing an instrument, or using power tools. Those who suffer from trigger finger have a difficult time bending and straightening their fingers. Symptoms include a clicking sensation when moving your fingers, fingers feeling locked up and pain and tenderness at the base of the finger. 

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Visit Dr. Gessert for Relief from Neck Pain Due to Ergonomic Injuries

If Dr. Gessert does not believe that chiropractic is the best method to cure your neck pain or ergonomic injury, he will refer you to someone in his extensive field of specialists.

Why should you seek chiropractic care for ergonomic injuries? We believe that we can give you the best advice and treatment to get you back on track to a fulfilling career and pain-free life!

Contact us here to learn more.