How Many Hours Of Your Day Are Spent Sitting?

by Chiropractors Brighton on June 17, 2011

Did you know that on average, we spend thirty three years of our life working!

Is yours spent sitting?

Sitting causes up to 66% more stress on your spine.

Normal spinal curves provide strength to your spine however, long hours of sitting can jeopardize the lumbar spine and is often also felt in the upper back and neck.   Pain is felt as a result of the curves in your spine straightening, which, over time, deform and damage the ligaments and discs -  irritating spinal nerves in the process.    Muscles surrounding the area are also put under stress, eventually leading to discomfort and pain. Tension builds up in the spinal cord which manifests as pain and is aggravated  by the physical  and mental/emotional stresses in your life. As  curves in your spine are lost, a process of “wear and tear” begins – this is the onset of degeneration.

Many things can cause spinal misalignments which may start as early as the birth process (think vacuum extraction, forceps delivery, difficult birth), childhood falls, motor vehicle accidents, work accidents, bad work practices, contact sports, relationships –  mental/emotional distress, poor food choices, environmental chemicals, drugs etc.

Long periods of sitting are commonplace in today’s computer age and are linked to increased back and neck pain and if you consider that the average person spends approximately thirty three years of life working there is an urgent need for people to keep up a programme of Chiropractic Care to help manage these problems and prevent the stress and tension from building up.

Many people ask why everyone needs a Chiropractor, but it is obvious that we are not living as nature intended.  Ancient man (and woman)  spent  their day in motion moving from place to place looking for food and shelter, lifting and carrying, eating fresh, raw, unadulterated foods and escaping the daily stress of living without ingesting all the pollutants that our nervous systems have to deal with today.

How many hours did you spend sitting today?

How many hours did your child spend sitting today?

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