Posts for: July, 2018
Work at a desk? Your work desk and poor posture could be causing long-term pain.
Did you know that back pain is one of the most common reasons workers miss days from work? Lower back pain is so common that it’s also the number one disability worldwide. So if you are a desk jockey you may be dealing with back problems right this moment. If so, you’ve come to the right place. Our Reno, NV, naturopathic doctor, Dr. Melissa Bachman, and Oriental Medicine doctor, Dr. Chad Bachman, are here to provide you with a variety of treatment options to help ease your back pain.
You’re sitting at your desk in front of your computer. Are you hunched over? You may not even realize it but the bad posture you’ve been adopting while at your desk could be the culprit behind your long-term back pain. Of course, if your job requires a lot of manual labor, lifting or being on your feet all the time, it could also cause back discomfort and stiffness. Combine that with stress, which a lot of working professionals experience, and you’re dealing with a nasty and pretty painful flare up.
Some people try over-the-counter medications to help temporarily ease pain, but this doesn’t stop the source of the problem it only manages the symptoms for a bit. Plus, we know there are a lot of people out there that would rather not take medication regularly if there are non-medicinal options out there—and there are.
Here at Reno Health Institute we offer a variety of massage and manual manipulation techniques, as well as cupping and acupuncture to help reduce muscle stiffness and tension while also helping fix any misalignments in the spine. Misalignments in the spine can lead to painful pinched nerves, pain and discomfort, and limited mobility. We can also recommend certain supplements that can reduce inflammation and promote a stronger and happier musculoskeletal system.
Regular acupuncture sessions can also provide relief for chronic back pain sufferers. A series of thin needles are inserted into specific areas of the body to help reduce pain and stiffness and improve how your body feels and functions. Acupuncture is based on traditional Chinese medicine and has helped many people dealing with a variety of ailments including back and neck pain.
If you are interested in the therapies and treatments we offer to ease chronic or severe back pain in Reno, NV, then it’s time you took your health back into your hands by scheduling a consultation with us. Turn to the experts at Reno Health Institute today.