Think about how many hours a day are spent sitting in chairs. Millions of people are sitting in a position that can cause chronic back and neck pain complicated by a forward head posture than can lead to degenerative conditions of the spine. Taking steps to improve your posture and proper ergonomic chair design will help you improve your back’s health. An ergonomic chair, when used properly, can help one maximize back support and maintain good posture while sitting. No matter how comfortable one may be in a chair, prolonged sitting in one position is not good for the back and is a common contributor to back problems and muscle strain. Simple things like remembering to stand, stretch and walk for at least a minute or two every half hour will help keep the joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons in good shape.
It is important to note that one cause of bad posture is tense muscles, which will pull the body out of alignment. There are a number of specific exercises that will help stretch and relax the major back muscles. Many people find yoga, tai chi, massage therapy and chiropractic care can be helpful with both muscle relaxation and posture awareness and improvement.
Don’t ignore the warning signs of back pain. Your body sends out pain signals for a reason. The earlier you become aware of an injury the easier it is to fix. At Chait Chiropractic Center we have been treating the common symptoms that result from spinal misalignments such as headaches, back pain, sciatica and neck pain in the Sarasota area for over 30 years. Call us today 941-371-1070 to schedule a complimentary consultation and posture analysis.