The pain starts creeping slowly up and down your back. You adjust your desk seat to the best of your abilities, but, for some reason, you just cannot get the settings to stop the pain.
What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger
Sitting all day can hinder your health. Even though you’re getting your work done by sitting and staring at the screen all day, your health can suffer. Having poor posture can also enhance the pain, as sitting is worse of a strain on your back then standing is. Your posture will suffer because of the position of your head neck, shoulders and low back; in fact, studies have shown that sitting puts more pressure on your discs than standing does.
Several chair ailments that can be easily avoided include:
Back pain is the leading cause of disability in Americans at the age of 45 (2009). No one wants to have a back pain and headaches just from doing their job!
How does sitting negatively affect your back and your nerves?
When your spine stays in one position (especially sitting) for an extended amount of time, the nerves are compressed together and deprived of nutrients. When the nerves lack nutrients, the pain sets in. Sitting over time slowly compresses the disc which puts pressure on the nerve.
The discs in your back are like water balloons that expand with pressure above and below then put pressure on the nerves. When nerves are compressed from the disc, they lose nutrients.
How can we fix and avoid back soreness?
In order to avoid back pain and blood clots, you can try deskercise! Deskercise is the practice of staying active throughout the day in order to maintain a healthy work life.
Ways to implement the practice of deskercise include:
Want more information on what moves can improve your work life balance? Contact Joy or Joyce at KCP Physical Therapy at http://kcpphysicaltherapy.com.
KCP has been helping me for years! As an “aging athlete” I sometimes need help with a muscle or tendon injury. I get the care I need at KCP that keeps me active. I also learn how to avoid future injuries to minimize downtime from my workouts! The personal training I’ve received at KCP has really helped with this too! Thanks for everything Joy and Joyce!
Liz September 21, 2015
Just wanted to again thank you all so much for helping me get to the starting line on Sunday …. It was a VERY hot and brutal day but i was able to finish the race …. with no achilles pain at all !!! You all are the best !!!!
Mike W. September 21, 2015