Avoid The Pitfalls Associated With Sitting For Long Periods
The more reliant people become on computers and handheld electronic devices, decreases the likelihood of them getting the exercise they need throughout the day. There are some definite risks associated with sitting for extended periods of time. Here at Cumming Chiropractic Center, our chiropractic team stresses the importance of people finding ways to incorporate movement into their daily routines. The human body was not to be sedentary, and when it is because of work requirements, a personal injury, or an illness, people need to be aware of how a lack of movement affects their overall health.
People who sit for extended time periods tend to experience pain in their backs, necks, tailbones, and shoulders. One of the contributors to this type of pain is the development of poor posture. Just as people can train their bodies to maintain proper posture, the body can also be trained to practice poor posture. When people practice poor posture the spine falls out of proper alignment and extra pressure is placed on the muscles, joints, and discs along the spinal column.
Shifts In The Pelvis And Hips
When people sit for long periods they tend to lose some function of their gluteus maximus, which is the body’s largest muscle group. This loss of function can cause hip flexors to shorten and tilt the pelvis forward. The malfunction of the gluteus maximus not only causes pain, but it can lessen a person’s ability to effectively burn calories and lift the weight.
One of the best things people can do to avoid the pitfalls associated with sitting for extended time periods is to get up and move as often as they can. It is often difficult for people who have a debilitating illness or those recovering from an auto accident injury to move, but proper care and treatment requires it. Our chiropractor in Cumming, GA develops treatment plans for people at all activity levels. Our chiropractic facility is available to serve people of all ages and our doctor’s training includes pediatrics in addition to chiropractic exercise therapies.
Here at Cumming Chiropractic Center, our chiropractor can address pain and correct the damage caused by excessive sitting through the application of chiropractic treatment modalities like spinal adjustments, cryotherapy, cold laser therapy, and muscle stimulation. You don’t have to tolerate the pain. Give our office a call today at 770-927-7971 to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Gregory and the rest of our caring and professional team.