Did you know that more than 2 hours of consecutive sitting is considered a mild spinal strain? Long hours of sitting can jeapordize the lumbar spine and can even be felt up in the neck. Pain is felt as a result of the curves in your spine straightening, deforming and damaging the ligaments in your spine which are meant for support. As the curves in your spine are lost, a process of “wear and tear” begins; the onset of degenerative osteoarthritis . Tension builds in the spinal cord and the pain worsens; a ticking time bomb that becomes more easily triggered by the physical and emotional stresses in your life. This curve loss in the spine is considered a misalignment.
Spinal misalignments are hazardous because they directly cause degeneration in your spine and place endangering stress on your nervous system. Many things can cause spinal misalignments, most notably falls and accidents. Long periods of sitting is becoming more commonplace in today’s age and is directly linked to misalignments and back pain. Unfortunately, this process begins all too early in life. How many hours a day does your child sit in school? How many hours a day do you sit? Back pain begins well after the problem began. Do you have back pain? Misalignments do not correct themselves once present, they weaken and worsen.
” Procrastination is an arthritic’s best friend “.