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.
I have been a client at KCP Physical Therapy for 7 years. Before I was referred to them I dealt with neck and lower back/hip pain. I had tried some of the usual avenues without success. Within 6 months of receiving treatment I was 85% better than I had been in a long time. My next step was to begin a small amount of training. I progressed even more. Over time I have incorporated one hour training at least once a week and during some periods twice a week. When KCP added Yoga classes I was all in. I now go to yoga two times a week and one day for personal training. KCP provides a holistic approach to my well being. They know my physical constraints so they are able to build my workouts and yoga around them. I am 68 years old and have never felt better.
Our family came to KCP Physical after our son, Adam, underwent 2 surgeries for a torn ACL. Adam was only 10 and had extremely delicate surgery that required a high level of expertise. Joy communicated with our surgeon and helped formulate a treatment plan that we all understood and believed in 100%. She went above and beyond when it came to caring for and treating Adam. She came in on her days off to make sure that Adam got consistent therapy and was careful not to overwork the tender repair. Joy’s work was instrumental to the full recovery of our son and we would recommend her healing touch to all that are in need.
After seeing the soft tissue work that she did with Adam, it was an easy decision on who should help me with my Planters facetious and back pain. KCP has always communicated clearly, professionally, and executed the treatment plans as if we were family.
Lisa G. and Family