If you spend the majority of your day sitting in front of a computer like most of Yorkville and surrounding area Chiropractic patients, you are prone to low back pain.
There are things you can do to reduce the odds of low back pain such as stretching and and setting up your workstation properly. We teach all of our patients some simple at your desk spinal exercises that can be done throughout the day at work to help pass off spinal tension that builds in the muscles from sitting. We recommend you try these. You will notice an immediate benefit.
The downside of sitting all day is that the back pain can lead to bulging and herniated lumbar discs, disc and spinal degeneration, and poor posture that may become irreversible.
We actually recommend standing over sitting if possible, which means you would need to have a raised work service. Standing all day and sitting in between is better for your back and heart (believe it or not) than sitting all day and standing in between.
Regular visits to the chiropractor is also a good idea as chiropractic adjustments can help to counter the stresses on the spine from sitting and modern day living.
To find out more about the detrimental effects of sitting all day check out this article from the Mayo Clinic entitled How Much Is Sitting Too Much?
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To schedule an appointment for Low Back Pain Treatment at Priority Health call 630-553-7737