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Virtual Sessions or In-Clinic Physical Therapy Bayonne, NJ To Help Relieve Back Pain

Virtual Sessions or In-Clinic Physical Therapy Bayonne, NJ To Help Relieve Back Pain

It’s estimated at least 8 in 10 Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. Recently, the team at Twin Boro Physical Therapy Bayonne, NJ has heard from many patients that back pain is a chief complaint.

4 Tips to Relieve Back Pain at Home

As more individuals have been working from home, sitting in front of a computer and spending more time on devices, poor posture can contribute to achy back muscles and a tight neck. But that pain might not only be due to your kitchen table-turned-desk. Stress, whether personal or professional, can take a toll on your body, often manifesting in neck and back pain.

The team at Twin Boro Physical Therapy in Bayonne, NJ have rounded up four tips to help you alleviate pain and find some relief at home.

1. Move More

Set an alarm every hour or even every half hour to remind you to stand up and move around. In fact, studies have shown that interrupting sedentary activity can help you live longer. Whether it’s stretching during a long conference call or going for a quick walk around the block, it’s important to keep your muscles moving.

2. Sit Right

Poor posture can result in low-back pain, headaches, numbness, and tingling. To help reduce those issues, the team at Twin Boro Physical Therapy in Bayonne, NJ recommends sitting in a comfortable, supportive chair that encourages a neutral spine position. Resist slouching on the bed or a couch which can exacerbate symptoms.

3. Monitor Ergonomics

In addition to a supportive chair, be mindful that your monitor meets your line of vision so you’re not looking down. Overall, your seat should be positioned so that your feet are flat on the ground with your knees just below the level of your hips. Position your body so that the back of your knees are about two inches away from the edge of the seat and your shoulders remain relaxed and away from your ears. Finally, position your keyboard to allow your wrists to remain straight and slightly below elbow level.

4. Seek Professional Help

If you’re dealing with back pain or any other issues, talk to a physical therapist. Ann Fitzpatrick-Valenti, PT is the director of physical therapy at Twin Boro Physical Therapy Bayonne, NJ. She says they are providing home exercises for patients through virtual telehealth physical therapy for many common issues including neck and back pain.

Utilizing live feedback, the physical therapists guide patients through their stretches and strengthening exercises and talk to them about ways to manage their pain at home such as heat and ice therapy.

How Telehealth-Based Interventions Help Back Pain

The coronavirus has forced everyone to adapt to new routines, but many are still dealing with chronic pain. In fact, pain may be acting up even more due to stress, reduced daily movement and more time spent on devices.

Experiencing back pain and neck tension while working from home?

The team at Twin Boro Physical Therapy Bayonne, NJ is available to help you in-clinic or virtually with any aches and pains.

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