Sitting is KILLING us!
Up until the last hundred years or so, humans didn’t sit much at all. Now, over 90% of our activities are done sitting down: we work, drive, surf the web, watch TV ...all while sitting on our rear ends.
Click above and read "Sitting is the New Smoking" for an explanation of the more serious health issues associated with prolonged sitting, including that it literally takes years off your lifespan. But here, I'm going to address the physical and postural problems.
The problem is that the “flexed” sitting position is far from our natural standing posture:
When sitting, we are bent at the truck, which rounds the low-back, making it weak, sore, and stiff.
Sitting weakens all our core muscles, making our tummy flabby, which can lead to Pelvic Floor Dysfunction.
It bends our knees, which shortens and tightens the hamstrings, causing hip and knee problems.
Shoulders, elbows, wrists, hands, and fingers all suffer from the resulting tension, from rotator cuff problems to Carpal Tunnel.
But maybe most importantly, the muscles meant to hold the head
upright can't, so it falls forwards and down - pulling the shoulders
up and out of neutral, which causes tremendous strain on the muscles
of the spine as they work to keep us from smashing face-first into the
So ...what can you do?
Chiropractors are the only health care professionals who are educated in the
complexities and correction of postural changes due to sitting.
Chiropractic Care is a "hands-on" therapy that restores function, reduces pain, and takes the body out of dis-EASE and into a state of EASE - the only way it can heal. No dangerous drugs. No side-effects. Using safe, gentle adjustments and personalized care that includes movement and stretches, we create the conditions for you not to just survive sitting ...but to thrive.
Dr Lou's work will help you find your:
1) Pelvic Balance Point (PBP) which activates your core muscles so the stress if
taken off the hips and low back.
...which leads to:
2) Neutral Head Position (NHP) which puts the head above the shoulder girdle,
allowing the neck and back muscles to relax and normalize.
IT'S UP TO YOU!
If your health is important to you (and I hope it is, but if it's not...what's up with that?), you must have help to keep your physical structure and posture in a healthy state. I don't do it alone, and I know tons about this. But I still get adjusted every week.
People who've never had Chiropractic Care
ask all the time, "What's it feel like?"
This is what it feels like!!!!
Every Doctor of Chiropractic has the same stories of people who wait, and wait ...and wait before they take action. Please don't wait any longer! No matter what your age, sitting is "the new smoking" and is doing damage to you right now. Take action now.
Contact the office or click on the link below to set up an appointment. You'll be glad you did!