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Sitting for Long Periods? Get Back Pain Treatment from Your Helena Chiropractor

How Sitting Stresses Your Back

Sitting with poor posture puts stress on your neck and back. This is especially the case if you’re looking at an electronic device or have a phone to your ear. You strain the cervical vertebrae, which leads to sore shoulders, neck, and back muscles.

Sitting puts extra stress on your spine when compared to standing, making it worse on your health than if you were standing all day. Not to mention, if you’re hunched in front of a computer, you’re stressing your back even more.

If you have a back condition that causes pain already, you put additional stress on your back that worsens your pain. Excessive sitting and poor posture both can increase your risk of back problems such as a herniated disc.

Chiropractic Treatment for Back Pain from Sitting

Sitting for extended periods of time can cause lower back pain.

Sitting for extended periods of time can cause lower back pain.

Our doctor realizes some people don’t have a choice but to sit all day; fortunately, there’s a way to combat the issues that stem from excessive sitting. For instance, regular chiropractic adjustments help take the pressure off of the discs. During an adjustment, the chiropractor frees up the movement of the vertebra and re-aligns it into it’s proper position. An adjustment helps promote blood flow throughout the spine, which is decreased from excessive sitting.

A chiropractic doctor has the potential to relieve your back pain from sitting via other means as well, such as electric muscle stimulation and cold laser therapy. These treatments help by accelerating the healing process.

Our chiropractor will also help you make lifestyle changes to reduce your pain such as helping correct your posture and recommending supplements to ensure you’re receiving adequate nutrition for optimal spine health. We may recommend certain exercises to keep your back in motion.

Visit Cornerstone Wellness Center, Your Helena and East Helena, MT Chiropractor

If you sit for prolonged periods of time, contact us today at Cornerstone Wellness Center by calling 406-443-7000. We can help you prevent back pain in the future and reduce any current pain you have. We serve Helena, East Helena, and the surrounding areas.



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