Bottom Line: Not everyone spends the week preparing to “play on Sunday”. Most of us will never make it to the NFL, and our big game is more likely to take place in a conference room than in a stadium. But, no matter what you do for work; it’s no fun to do it in pain. Instead of lifting weights and working with the coach on a new play, your day-to-day may consist of long hours commuting and then 8 hours sitting at a desk. Research has shown that all of those hours sitting can place more stress on your spine than if you were working out and pushing the limits of your body all day long.
Why it Matters: It may be a bit too late to change careers and try out for a professional sports team, but there are a few things you can do to stay healthy and productive at work and home just like the pros. Daily exercise, light stretching, and chiropractic care can all help keep your spinal discs healthy and strong. Adjustments allow your discs to say healthy by bringing in valuable nutrients to help the healing process and flush out the inflammatory substances that can cause pain. Researchers from SPINE found that periodic chiropractic care may be able to detect, evaluate, and prevent future episodes of back pain!
Next Steps: Instead of catching a game-winning touchdown, your idea of peak performance might include a fantastic presentation at your next team meeting. Don’t let pain slow you down and keep you on the sidelines. You have made an excellent choice to include chiropractic care as a part of your active lifestyle. If you don’t already include stretching in your daily routine let us know, we would be happy to provide a few tips to get you started! Check out our video tutorials that will teach you a neck stretching routine or low back stretching routine.
by Christopher Freytag, D.C.