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  • Writer's pictureLori Goodsell

Lower Back Pain from Sitting

Updated: Feb 7


Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints that my chiropractic clinic in Plymouth addresses. Lower back pain from sitting seems inescapable in our tech driven world. There are plenty of ways to combat it back pain. Common sense goes a long way in improving your health and there are a lot of tools that will improve your life and your spinal health.

man sitting working on laptop

The first thing you can do is free yourself from the laptop. Keep a bottle of water at your desk and drink; a lot. Nature’s call will force you get up from your desk regularly AND you will stay hydrated. Making sure you get up and take a small walk around the building every hour is a great way to make sure you prevent lower back pain from sitting. Here is an article I wrote that might also be helpful. https://www.activefamilychiropractic.com/post/back-pain-from-computer-work


Exercise is also an important tool to combat lower back pain. Strengthening your core keeps your body more stable and resistant to injury. Here is a video that I made with basic core exercises: https://youtu.be/bUWDEvZxj9Y While it’s clear I will never star in Hollywood, doing these regularly will go a long way in strengthening your body.


If you really want to avoid lower back pain from sitting the obvious answer; is don’t sit. Does that mean I think standing desks are the perfect cure? No. Standing desks come with their own challenges. The key to avoiding lower back pain is varying your position frequently. If you have a standing desk, get a thick mat to stand on and go back and forth between sitting and standing frequently throughout the day.


One of the best things you can do to relieve the damage that comes to your lower back from sitting is to get adjusted by a chiropractor regularly.  A weekly adjustment is the best insurance policy you can buy to combat the long term effects of sitting. Chiropractic adjustments help your nervous system work properly so you fire your muscles in patterns that your muscles are meant to fire and activate. Adjustments also help knock the “fuzz” out that builds within your fascia and winds everything up into bad muscular patterns that cause compensation and pain over time.

If you are looking for a chiropractor in Plymouth, at Active Family Chiropractic, we are always here to help. You can book online https://www.activefamilychiropractic.com/booking-calendar Learn more about my conveniently located Chiropractic Clinic in Plymouth at https://www.activefamilychiropractic.com


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