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Posted on 12-20-2017
Sitting for Long Periods? Get Back Pain Treatment from Your Brentwood Chiropractor
Sitting, especially hunched over a tablet, phone or computer screen, is a common cause of lower back pain. Not only does poor posture attribute to back pain, but the opposite is true as well –sitting aggravates back problems. While you can't avoid sitting, you can see a Maryland Farms chiropractor, serving Brentwood, Nashville, and the surrounding area.
How Sitting Stresses Your Back
Sitting with poor posture puts stress on your neck and back. This is especially the case if you're looking at an electronic device or have a phone to your ear. You strain the cervical vertebrae, which leads to sore shoulders, neck, and back muscles.
Sitting puts extra stress on your spine when compared to standing, making it worse on your health than if you were standing all day. Not to mention, if you're hunched in front of a computer, you're stressing your back even more.
If you have a back condition that causes pain already, you put additional stress on your back that worsens your pain. Excessive sitting and poor posture both can increase your risk of back problems such as a herniated disc.
Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain from Sitting
Our doctor realizes some people don't have a choice but to sit all day; fortunately, there's a way to combat the issues that stem from excessive sitting. For instance, regular chiropractic alignments help take the pressure off of the discs. During an adjustment, the chiropractor moves the vertebrae, so they realign in their proper position like before the excessive sitting. An alignment helps promote blood flow throughout the spine, which is decreased from excessive sitting.
A chiropractic doctor has the potential to relieve your back pain from sitting via other means as well, such as spinal decompression. This particular treatment consists of a chiropractor laying you down on a table with pulleys and other rigging connected to a motor. The device painlessly stretches your spine to relieve pressure on the sensitive discs in between the vertebrae. By stretching the spine, the chiropractor is optimizing blood flow to the area.
Chiropractic massage also has the potential to help your back pain from sitting for prolonged periods of time. The massage therapist manipulates your muscles and other soft tissue, which soothes and loosens sore muscles and has the ability to promote blood flow throughout the back.
Our chiropractor will also help you make lifestyle changes to reduce your pain such as helping correct your posture and recommending supplements to ensure you're receiving adequate nutrition for optimal spine health. We may recommend certain exercises to keep your back in motion.
Visit Maryland Farms Chiropractic, Your Brentwood and Nashville TN Chiropractor
If you sit for prolonged periods of time, contact us today at Maryland Farms Chiropractic by calling 615-309-8279. We can help you prevent back pain in the future and reduce any current pain you have. We serve Brentwood, Nashville, and the surrounding areas.
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