You ‘ve heard about it, or maybe even felt it from time to time, but we come across it every day! Yes, that uncomfortable neck pain that you have been experiencing, can really put a damper on your day and how you feel. It can affect everything from driving, basic conversation, attitude, or even sitting at your computer.
We have been seeing a lot more sciatica in the practice lately. I guess there could be many reasons for that.
- We have had some late season snow (the wet and heavy kind) and shoveling has been a hassle
- It is the end of winter and patient’s have been sedentary for a few months and have been getting weak,
How back pain results from sitting in an office chair
Sitting in office chairs for prolonged periods of time can be a major cause of back pain. Sitting is a static posture that can cause increased stress in the back, neck, arms and legs, and can add a tremendous amount of pressure to the back muscles and spinal discs.