Which everyday movements and positions cause the most pressure on the spine?

by | Jul 19, 2020 | Blog

Unless a person finds oneself in an anti-gravity pod ( #bucketlist), there will always be pressure on the spine because of a little thing called gravity.  Compare standing, sitting and lying down; which do you think places the greatest pressure?  Would it surprise you to know that the answer is sitting?  Of the three positions one finds oneself in, sitting is the position that places the most pressure on the joints and discs of the spine.  Standing is second on the list and lying creates the least amount of pressure on the spine.

Disc and spinal joint pressure are further complicated when sitting for prolonged periods, lifting heavy objects incorrectly and carrying excess body weight.

Developing a routine habit of moving about and avoiding prolonged sitting or standing, can greatly relieve the back of the pressure experienced daily. Add to this a Chiropractic care programme to ensure the spine is moving in a  healthy manner, and you have yourself a holistic strategy to better preserve the spine, improve movement and ease pain.

Watch out for our next blog for tips on how to reduce this spinal pressure during your everyday activities.

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Take care,
Dr Monica

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