One of the most common client complaints I hear involve low back pain. In the absence of a medical diagnosis for chronic disc problems or traumatic injuries, the source of the pain may be self-inflicted. Too many of us spend the majority of our day sitting in office chairs, cars or airplanes, and the human body just wasn’t meant to do this for hours on end. We live in a world of flexion where structures on the front-body are shorter and stronger and structures on the back-body are longer and weaker. Our bodies like to move and our muscles and joints thrive on physical activity. Unfortunately, most of us are required to spend hours sitting, because of work or school and other sedentary pursuits. There is hope. The following exercises outline a routine you can do to help counteract the negative effects of prolonged sitting.
*If you have a diagnosed medical condition, please consult your physician before doing any of these exercises.
All stretches require time. That doesn’t mean you have to hold them until you find yourself unable to move, but rather learn to settle in, breathe through them and find a length of time between 15 seconds and a minute that works for you, and then repeat it.
As always, reach out to me directly with any questions or concerns. Wishing you a happy back!