How to Relieve a Sore Back from ‘Desk Duty’

Whether you’re a student or work an office job, both require long hours sitting at a desk. This can result in a stiff neck, lower back pain, headaches – and more. We want to help you learn how to relieve a sore back from such desk duty, and provide solutions for additional symptoms.

How to Relieve a Sore Back from ‘Desk Duty’

How to Relieve a Sore Back

Relieving a sore back from extended periods of desk work, often referred to as “desk duty,” is important for your comfort and long-term health. Regardless of if your child is coming to you with complaints of headaches, or you’re experiencing discomfort yourself – there is help to be had!

Here are some steps you can take to alleviate and prevent back pain:

  1. Improve Your Posture:
    • Sit up straight with your back against the chair, and ensure that your feet are flat on the floor or on a footrest.
    • Adjust your chair and desk height to maintain a 90-degree angle at your hips, knees, and ankles.
  2. Take Frequent Breaks:
    • Stand up and stretch or walk around for a few minutes every 30 minutes.
  3. Core Strengthening Exercises:
    • Strengthen your core muscles, as they provide support to your spine. Exercises like planks, bridges, and pelvic tilts can help.
  4. Chiropractic Care & Massage Therapy
    • If your back pain persists or worsens – we can help! Our services are here to not only alleviate discomfort, but is also a proactive measure to prevent it

Chiropractic Care & Massage Therapy in Langley

Our whole-body services include:

If you are seeking to relieve a sore back, feel free to stop by our care facility at #130 8700 – 200 Street in Langley, or call 604 371 3939 to discuss our treatments. 

We look forward to assisting in your whole-body health!


Dr. Mitch Spooner

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