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.
In the weeks after the birth of my first child I experienced 24 hour lower back and hip pain. The pain was so debilitating that it caused me to limp when I walked and have difficulty lifting my baby. Luckily, Joyce Kight changed my life dramatically. For several months she provided excellent physical treatment and emotional support, eliminating my pain and fears. When I once again experienced severe back pain after the birth of my second child, I knew who to call. Joyce to the rescue! After a few months of frequent treatments I was back to being the active, roll around on the floor kind of mom that my girls need.
I highly recommend Joyce Kight and KCP Physical Therapy. The facility is great, treatment is effective, and I don’t have to worry about bringing my girls with me because the women who work there are always willing and excited to soothe a crying baby or distract an antsy toddler while I am being treated. After almost three years of on-and-off treatments they are like my family and I actually miss having regular appointments. Thank you to Joyce and all of the staff members! You truly change people’s lives!
Kristine T. September 21, 2015
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