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What Effect Does Sitting Have On My Back?

Posted on: June 11, 2015

Here’s a question that I’m often asked: “I sit for long periods of time. I know I should exercise to strengthen my lower back, but I don’t have time in my day for a special exercise program. What should I do?”

The documented rise in back pain incidence has been linked to the sedentary lifestyle that many of us lead and as a chiropractor I always try to motivate my patients to exercise.

Our bodies strengthen with activity. It is easy to see that if the muscles of the back become stronger there is less opportunity for injury. If you have been sitting for long periods of time on a regular basis, your muscles have already lost a significant amount of strength.

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Know How To Keep Your Lower Back From Hurting?

Posted on: June 11, 2015

According to the New England Journal of Medicine more than 31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time. Most cases of back pain are mechanical or non-organic — meaning they are not caused by serious conditions, such as inflammatory arthritis, infection, fracture or cancer.

Experts estimate that as many as 80% of the population will experience a back problem at some time in their lives.

As most of you know, I’ve had my share of this particular problem too. So I have a special interest in the pain syndromes of the lower back.

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