Sitting Positions For Less Back Pain
At Back to Basics Chiropractic we treat patients and relieve pain, but patient self-care is just as important for their continued health. Simple changes to everyday habits can help you to live a pain-free life. So many of us spend a lot of a typical day sitting, between working at computer desks, watching TV, and commuting to work. All of this sitting can cause back pain, making it the most common reason patients visit the chiropractor. Making a few adjustments to how you sit can ease this stress, help alleviate back pain, and minimize future visits.
If you are sitting in a chair incorrectly and your spine isn't straight, you are putting more stress on your lower back. Leaning back just enough so that your thighs are at a 135-degree angle with your torso is an optimal seated position for preventing back pain. Long periods of sitting are what really increase the risk of muscle pulls, strains, and cramps. So if you don’t have time to walk around and stretch at the office try switching between sitting and standing, and look for opportunities to lean back a little!
If you suffer from back pain, please give us a call to discuss your treatment options. To learn more about all the treatments provided at the practice, visit www.back2basics.com for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Back to Basics Chiropractic in Kennewick, WA, call 509-783-2225.