People who sit more are at a greater risk for herniated discs. A muscle called the psoas travels through the abdominal cavity. When this muscle tightens, it pulls the upper lumbar spine forward. This in turn, causes the upper body weight to rest entirely on the ischeal tuberosity (sitting bones) instead of being distributed along the arch of the spine. This also transfers body weight onto the intervertebral disc, which may make the disc more vulnerable to injury by bulging posteriorly.
Call Chait Chiropractic Center at 941-371-1070 for a complimentary consultation if you have a job that requires you to sit for long periods of time! Dr. Chait has been helping residents of the Sarasota and surrounding area for over 30 years!