How many times have you found yourself sitting at the desk staring at the computer only to realise hours later you have not moved and your neck, shoulders and back have all tightened up?

A sedentary lifestyle is becoming more common in our society and now there is new research linked to the detrimental effects it has on people’s health. Poor posture whilst sitting doesn’t only effect full time office workers, other activities such as watching television, playing computer games or long periods of driving or commuting can cause some very common painful problems associated with your spine and wellbeing.

These detrimental effects include chronic neck pain, low back pain, headaches as well as obesity, poor nutrition, cardiovascular disease, increased stress levels and even depression.

The lack of physical activity deconditions your body, preventing proper function of your immune and nervous systems, making the body more susceptible to the health problems mentioned above.

Having your body assessed and treated through chiropractic can help ease the aches and pains caused by prolonged sitting. We can also help recommend different ways to prevent the reoccurrence of these problems and help to maintain a healthy back and spine.

If this sounds like you, please don’t hesitate to contact the clinic for further information

Written by Dr. Meg Gregory