Let’s Get Physical: Exercises To Do While Sitting
October 8, 2019
By Chiro One Wellness Centers
Everyone’s back hurts. Sometimes it’s due to injuries or straining it while working out. But oftentimes it’s caused by our terrible postural habits while working, such as secretly staring at your phone during Zoom calls all day. But did you know that nearly 54% of American adults have experienced chronic back and neck pain for 5 years or more? And, unfortunately, much of this pain is the result of poor posture. Poor posture positions create loads on your spine that disperse incorrectly. Over time, this weakens the tissues in your lower back, which then tends to push your muscles, discs, and joints beyond a tolerable range. This all leads to chronic back pain. [cite]
It’s generally accepted that we all spend nearly one-third of our lives working. So it’s not surprising that much of our pain is caused by poor posture and habits during the working hours. Below are a few common postures — particularly in the work-from-home era — that lead to chronic back pain:
We all get lazy and default to whatever takes the least effort from time-to-time. We get it and are guilty of it too. However, it’s much easier to implement a few simple tricks to correct a bad posture than it is to spend thousands of dollars and months or years of time trying to fix the pain and side effects from chronically sitting in a way that wreaks havoc on your spine. Below are a few quick tips to improve your posture, and reduce the chances of back pain, while working and sitting [cite]:
One of the key benefits of investing in chiropractic treatment is that it works wonders for improving posture and reducing back pain. Chiropractors do this by making targeted adjustments to your shoulders, neck, and back that help increase movement in your joints, reduce tension in surrounding muscles, and align your spine. This is then paired with individualized in-clinic therapies that build muscle memory, allowing you to maintain the improved alignment from the adjustments so you can experience long-lasting enhancements to your posture.
Chiropractic care takes a holistic approach and contributes to total body wellness. At Chiro One, we specialize in correcting posture imbalances, misalignments, and treating pain. Our care approach includes a detailed exam, a unique treatment plan, an expert clinical care team, and a supportive patient community for your personal health and wellness journey.
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