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Effects of Sitting Combatted by Tonawanda Exercise and Not Sitting!

“Sitting. It’s the new smoking.” You’ve heard this claim. Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation sees the effects of sitting in our Tonawanda chiropractic practice in the form of back pain, neck pain and related issues. Let’s explore sitting and being sedentary workers and what our options might be.

SITTING COMPARISON TO SMOKING

Is the sitting and smoking a little harsh? Maybe. One medical report uncovered that 300 news articles allude to this claim! (1) Glaring or not, it does highlight the concern that sitting a lot is not healthy for anyone. 25% of adults Tonawanda chiropractic patients and adults included sit more than 8 hours a day. Older adults supposedly sit even more. (2) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation realizes we all sit. We’re not shaming you! We’re with you!

THE STATE OF NSCLBP in SEDENTARY WORKERS

Sitting is what we do. Researchers document that low back pain sufferers’ activity levels are low. Of 300 patients, 32.5% live sedentary lives, 48.5% had underactive lifestyles, and 68.3% of them did not do any activity to enhance muscle strength or flexibility. (3) Continued sitting posed a risk for all-cause mortality independent of physical activity even if it’s of moderate to vigorous effort. The best suggestion is to decrease sitting time not just increase physical activity levels. (4) Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation urges both, too!

WHAT CAN WE DO? EXERCISE (AND A BONUS: RESPIRATION IMPROVEMENT)

One author opined the conundrum of the “exercise to buffer sitting’s effect” suggestion as an “inconvenient truth”: a few weekly visits to the fitness center isn’t able to really erase a lifetime of sitting. He also shared that fixing the sitting issue by standing has its own issues (beyond its being uncomfortable!) like foot pain and varicose veins. (5) So what then, especially for low back pain sufferers? Dynamic strengthening exercises – those that focus on core and global stabilization as well as endurance in stabilizing musculature – showed better improvement in pain relief and better function especially in the lumbar multifidus and transversus abdominus which are 2 muscles that low back pain affects. (6) More precisely, a 20-week lumbar stabilization exercise and muscle strengthening exercise program reduced low back pain and functional disability in sedentary workers. A lumbar stabilization exercise program proved more helpful and lasted for 12 weeks. (7) An advantage to lumbar segmental stabilization exercise is that it activated the deep muscles and enhanced respiratory function and pressure in chronic low back pain patient who experienced segmental instability. (8) Respiration is a big deal! Another study demonstrated that forced breathing exercise therapy effectively improved trunk stability and daily living activities in chronic low back pain patients, especially for those with chronic lumbago in whom these exercises reduced pain. (9) Exercise works! It isn’t everything for us sedentary folks, but exercise is a part of the solution.

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Listen to this PODCAST with Dr. Shawn Nelson on The Back Doctors Podcast about The Cox® Technic System of Spinal Pain Management’s role in back pain management to help a runner re-gain his stride despite his facet syndrome back pain condition that irritates us sitting folks.

Schedule you Tonawanda chiropractic appointment with Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation today. If “sitting is the new smoking” issue describes you and back pain complicates it, Tonawanda chiropractic care is for you…besides trying not to sit so much and exercising a bit more!

 
Chiropractic Spine Sports And Rehabilitation urges less sitting and more exercising to combat back pain and other pain issues. 
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