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Sit too Much? Get Chiropractic

By Rachel Carver

Some people who work in fields such as construction or manufacturing may get jealous of people with desk jobs. But combining long hours at a desk with time spent reading a book or watching a show takes its toll. If this sounds familiar, a trip to The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your neighborhood might be what you need.

Too much sitting is now known as the new smoking. A sedentary lifestyle increases your chances of being overweight, developing type 2 diabetes, and feeling depressed or anxious.

How Too Much Sitting Affects Your Body

Our bodies are not designed to sit still for very long. Regular movement increases the effectiveness of your cardiovascular system. It also improves your energy, endurance, and bone strength.

Risks associated with too much sitting include:

  • Weakening and deterioration of the large leg and gluteal muscles important for walking and balance
  • Increased inflammation
  • Carrying excess bodyweight
  • Reduced metabolism

Research suggests people who sit a lot may live shorter lives. Being intentional about daily movement positively impacts your health.

Too Much Sitting Hurts the Back

The back is composed of many bones, ligaments, muscles, and discs. Too much sitting negatively impacts the back, especially if you do not practice good posture or use an ergonomic workstation.

Sitting puts pressure on the lower back. This constant pressure  weakens the muscles in the pelvis and abdomen. It can also compress spinal discs, which can cause severe back pain.

The Case for Chiropractic Care

Chiropractors -- licensed medical professionals -- are trained to find the root cause of your back or joint pain. We sit a lot for many reasons. A gentle spinal adjustment can relieve disc pressure and restore injured joints to their proper positions. Pain medication may provide temporary relief, but your pain will return without treatment.

What to Expect From The Joint Chiropractic Clinic

The Joint Chiropractic team that serves you locally is very familiar with what can happen to someone when they sit too much. They will evaluate your unique situation to restore full movement to your joints. In addition to an adjustment, The Joint team can recommend exercises and stretches to help you combat a sedentary lifestyle.

If sitting too much is causing you pain or discomfort, don't delay treatment. Even with a goal of increased movement, you'll first want the cause of your pain to be identified and treated. The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you can quickly get you up and moving. The Joint's affordable pricing and walk-in visits make care accessible to everyone.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Fort Worth, Tex.

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