A strikingly large number of people that come to a chiropractor’s office for back pain do so because of a sedentary type of daily work stress. Laborers and others who work in physically demanding jobs are more active, their bodies generally respond better and recover faster from a muscle strain. Long hours of sitting at a desk, particularly if you’re sitting in a hunched-over position, can put plenty of stress on a person’s back. Throw in a long commute behind the wheel of a car at the beginning and end of the day, and you’ve compounded the problem of the sedentary worker. Our bodies were simply not created or designed to be in a chair for such long periods of time.
Tightness in the shoulder, neck, and back often leads to fatigue, injury, soreness, and lack of mobility. It’s a casualty of the modern desk job!
Sitting in front of a desk every day can wreak havoc on your body, especially since most of us don’t have the best posture. Hunching the shoulders and slumping in your seat can cause back pain, headaches, tension and tightness in your back, neck and shoulders.
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