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 am an active “senior” with a passion to remain active (running, softball, golf, etc)…During the last 3 years I have encountered muscle/soft tissue issues that made staying active difficult. I went to a Sports Medicine M.D who prescribed steroid shots and anti-inflammatory meds which helped but did not correct my problem. I finally sought help from Joyce Kight at KCP. Joyce was able to quickly assess my needs and developed therapy programs to quickly resolve my injuries. In my most recent visit, Joyce found a mis-alignment of my pelvis and corrected the alignment on the first visit. Instead of reducing my activities I have been able to set new goals, including an upcoming marathon with my son . Thanks to Joyce and her excellent staff for getting me back on track quickly and providing me with the treatment and guidance I needed to remain active and healthy.
“Joy, I am so thankful for the help and work you did on my back. I think you should know that for 9 months or so my back was hurt, I would have given anything to be pain-free, and I longed to be able to actually work my hardest at practice. Immediately after you started working your magic, my hopes began to lift and soon enough I left your care, elated that I would not be forced to quit gymnastics. Now, I am better than ever and have qualified for the regional meet coming up in Atlanta! I just can’t express to you how very grateful I am, and how happy I am that you have reopened my door of opportunity. Keep making people’s dreams come true!”