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Do You Suffer From Sitting Disease?

woman stting with back painIt’s been dubbed the new smoking, and too much of it can wreak havoc on our health. We’re talking about “sitting disease,” a modern-day malady associated with prolonged periods of being sedentary. The most common symptom is low back pain due to the compression of discs in the spine.

Long-Term Effects of Prolonged Sitting

Continued periods of sitting can have serious implications for your spinal and overall health. If your joints are under constant stress from not moving, it can lead to degenerative and arthritic changes. Muscles lose their flexibility when locked in one position for an extended period. Excessive sitting also affects our physiology and metabolism, making breaking the cycle all the more important.

Even more alarming, too much sitting could increase blood pressure, elevate blood sugar, and increase the risk of death from cardiovascular disease and cancer.

The Role of Chiropractic Care & Lifestyle Changes

Using chiropractic adjustments, we focus on the alignment and motion of the spine. Restoring natural motion and alignment helps alleviate the issues of sitting too long.

Regular exercise and stretching are essential if your job ties you to the desk for long hours. You may also want to consider using standing desks and breaking up your sitting every hour or, preferably, every 30 minutes with some activity.

A healthy diet complements these physical activities. Lastly, getting regular chiropractic adjustments goes a long way in maintaining spinal health.

Incorporating chiropractic care and lifestyle modifications can alleviate its symptoms and protect your spinal health in the long run.

Say So Long to Being Sedentary

For more information or to book an appointment, contact Stackis Chiropractic today.

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