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  • Writer's pictureDr. David satterfield

Sitting Doesn't Just Cause Back Pain

Every day I see patients who work at a desk for 8+hours a day and commute an hour each way to the office. Of course, these patients have back and neck pain due to lack of motion, increase forces on the spine due to sitting and tiring of the postural muscles. Many of us know the physical consequences of sitting for extended periods of time and lack of exercise.

Sitting doesn’t just cause back pain. Lack of movement/exercise has health consequences that extend beyond pain!

This model estimated a 34% higher mortality risk for adults sitting 10 h/day, after taking physical activity into account...Higher amounts of daily total sitting time are associated with greater risk of all-cause mortality and moderate-to-vigorous physical activity appears to attenuate the hazardous association. These findings provide a starting point for identifying a threshold on which to base clinical and public health recommendations for overall sitting time, in addition to physical activity guidelines.”- Chau, Josephine Y et al. Daily sitting time and all-cause mortality: a meta-analysis.

This meta-analysis shows that negative effects of prolonged sitting extend just beyond physical symptoms and can negatively impact longevity. It is important to find a healthy balance of rest, movement, and recovery.

Chiropractic helps your body function better which helps you move more.

Dr. David Satterfield, Chiropractor

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