Is your desk job causing your neck and back pain?
That's not too far-fetched of an idea. It’s now understood that neck, upper and lower back pain can result from prolonged sitting.
And let’s face it, in today’s world we spend plenty of time during our day doing exactly that—we sit in the car, we sit most of the day at work and we even sit to watch television after our workday is over.
It seems that the only time we’re not sitting is when we’re walking from one location to the next. Because this is how we’re living, it should come as no surprise that back pain can be a pretty common problem.
Prolonged sitting affects your overall health!
Take a minute to think about how often you’re sitting each day to determine if it could be leading to back problems and while we’re not suggesting that you stop sitting, what you should do is take some simple steps to minimize the impact by making your environment more back friendly.
Here are a few suggestions:
- Take interval breaks throughout your day
- Change your position as often as you sensibly can
- Get up and walk every 45 minutes
- Stretch your spine throughout the day
Back pain and muscle strain is aggravated by a misalignment of your spine! If you’re dealing with frequent back pain that isn't going away ... contact our practice for a check-up appointment.
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