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Posted on 10-05-2017

Our Gresham Chiropractor Recommends These Top 5 In-Office Exercises to Avoid Back and Neck Pain

Sitting in one position for too long may leave your spinal discs vulnerable to degeneration, decrease blood supply to all parts of your body and give you mid-afternoon "brain fog" that can significantly interfere with your ability to complete work. Human anatomy was not designed to remain sedentary and fixed. Instead, your muscles, organs and the nervous system evolved to benefit from regular movement and activity that stimulates and strengthens all physiological systems. To loosen stiff muscles and improve musculoskeletal health, your Gresham, Oregon chiropractor at Aspire Chiropractic offers comprehensive chiropractic treatment and these top 5 in-office exercises to improve your overall health and well-being.

top 5 in-office exercises to avoid back and neck pain

Raising the Roof

Push your palms up and down while you march in place. Extend your arms fully when you "raise the roof". Try this exercise holding a water bottle in each hand. Do at least 20 reps.

Triceps Workout

Bend at your hips at a 45-degree angle while marching next to your desk. Extend bent elbows behind you like you are weight-lifting. Do 20 tricep workouts.

Curling the Hamstrings

Bend your arms at your elbows while bringing up one foot towards your buttocks. At the same time, straighten your arms. Make sure each hand is down while a foot is up. This helps loosen hamstrings to prevent cramping or muscle knots.

Punch Away Stress

Pretend to punch something (while alternating your punches) as you rock from one foot to the other. To avoid elbow stress, don't completely straighten your arms. Perform punch away stress exercises as long as you feel comfortable.

Desk Pushups

While standing, put your hands on the edge of your desk with your legs about 12 inches behind your body. Place all your weight on your hands and arms and push away from your desk. This is a great in-office exercise for stretching your shoulder and arm muscles, promoting blood flow to the brain and stimulating your cardiovascular system.

Call Aspire Chiropractic & Massage Today!

If you are stuck at a desk all day and would like to enjoy the health benefits of chiropractic treatment in Gresham, Oregon, please call Aspire Chiropractic & Massage today at (503) 618-0147 to schedule an appointment.

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