Even before the pandemic arrived in our country, many of us had become more sedentary. Our work and our lifestyles tend to demand that we spend more time sitting than standing or being active. As a result, It is not surprising that we are paying a price for all that sitting. If we are lucky, we are able to take breaks at various intervals during our workday to help with circulation, flexibility, and posture. Some of us, however, are not so fortunate. Even while working from home—or maybe especially because we have to work from home—we spend more time than ever in a seated position, working on spreadsheets, answering emails, and participating in video meetings.
Find Balance And Pain Relief With A Chiropractic Adjustment
The sedentary lifestyle may not be yours by choice, but regardless of why you have become more sedentary, this can have a negative impact on your health. Fortunately, there are many ways to combat these effects. Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab offers a number of chiropractic treatments that serve as preventive measures against the effects of sitting for too long, and those same treatments can also be used to treat more severe injuries that might have been made worse by being sedentary. One of the best-known and most effective treatments we offer our clients is a chiropractic adjustment.
A chiropractic adjustment involves the realignment of the vertebrae, the bony structures of the spine that serve to protect the spinal cord. Over time or due to injury, the spinal column can lose its optimal alignment. There are many ways in which our bodies can respond, but it is common for the muscles that support the spinal column to go into spasm, causing a range of pain. It is also possible for the vertebrae to be misaligned to such a degree that the disk in between can be pinched, even to the point of rupture. The pain index for such injuries can be excruciating.
Combat a Sedentary Lifestyle With Chiropractic Care
It is possible for these kinds of issues to become severe just because you are sitting too much each day. Sitting is not, in and of itself, a bad thing. But if we sit for too long and with poor posture, our bodies become accustomed to the suboptimal positioning, placing stress on the associated anatomical parts. Poor posture and being sedentary can lead to spinal misalignment just as a car accident or falling off a ladder can; it is just that one happens slowly and the other happens acutely. If you feel stiffness in your back or tightness in your leg muscles, we would be happy to consult with you about the best way to get you back into alignment. Call us at (763) 205-3781 to schedule an appointment.