Sitting Posture

Sitting Posture

Is your sitting posture effecting the health of your back? If you experience chronic back pain and discomfort, it very well could be. Back pain does not always occur as a result of an injury. In fact, having poor posture when you sit could cause unnecessary strain and pressure on the muscles, tendons, ligaments and nerves in your back.

Certain professions can cause you to become more prone to poor sitting posture than others. For example, if you sit at a desk all day, especially if you have a chair with minimal support, you might experience back pain if you are not careful.

You can help prevent back strain caused by sitting by:

  • Changing Your Seating: Try switching out your uncomfortable chair to one with an ergonomic design. Ergonomic chairs are engineered to help your body sit properly with correct spinal alignment with minimal effort from you.
  • Stretching: Take a few minutes to stand up and stretch your back every hour throughout the day. A little stretching can decrease tension and strain on your spine, and let’s face it, it just feels good!
  • Getting Adjusted: Schedule regular chiropractic adjustments to keep your back in the proper alignment. If you also have a back injury or excessive strain, chiropractic treatment can help reduce inflammation and pressure in your spine to help it return to a healthy state.
  • Relaxing Your Muscles: Get regular deep tissue massages to reduce pain along your spine and to soothe those tired muscles.

Do you think you might have back pain caused from poor sitting posture? Get help by scheduling an appointment with one of our Registered Massage Therapists today! Call Legacies Health Centre at (604) 591-5569 or start a virtual consultation to get started!

Matt on Google+