It is commonly known that a poor sitting posture can cause pain in the lower back. During this
pandemic, a lot of us are working from home. But are you comfortable with your chair
and desk? If not, it could cause more problems than you would think like the following:
Bad posture can contribute to tight neck muscles and compromise the natural curvature of your
spine, which can send pain radiating up to your head and disrupt your thinking or
Ideally, a healthy head and neck relationship would align a person’s ear with his or her shoulder
when viewing them from the side. As the head progressively lurches forward over time, the
individual may succumb to a myriad of musculoskeletal dysfunctions impacting various systems
of the body. This condition can tighten some muscles while weakening others, leading to
muscle strain, thereby causing neck pain.
According to Mayo Clinic, poor posture at work could contribute to shoulder pain. It can lead to
rotator cuff tendons pressing on the coracoacromial arch of your shoulder, which causes pain
when you move or lie on the side of the affected shoulder.
Bad posture, especially when sitting, can also lead to the shortening and contraction of the
lumbar muscles, which can contribute to unhealthy tightness and lower back pain.
Sciatica is a symptom of a problem with the sciatic nerve, the largest nerve in the body. It
controls muscles in the back of your knee and lower leg and provides feeling to the back of your
thigh, part of your lower leg, and the sole of your foot.
When experiencing sciatica, you may have pain, weakness, numbness, or tingling. It can start in
the lower back and extend down your leg to your calf, foot, or even your toes.
Poor sitting posture in an uncomfortable chair is one of the leading causes that contributes to or accelerates sciatica.
For office workers and many others who are coupled with uncomfortable chairs and desks,
repetitive strain injuries and neck issues (causing nerve root compression) are the most
common reasons for hand numbness.
The list of problems caused by uncomfortable workstations could be much longer including
poor circulation, exacerbating arthritis, fatigue, difficulty in breathing and an overall, negative
Chiropractic adjustments and physical therapy can help offer relief from those symptoms
naturally and effectively.
At Allegany Chiropractic Center, we offer a comprehensive approach to help you get better and
relieve the pain. We combine spinal manipulation, physical therapy modalities and ergonomic
training to help you to reach your maximum capacity of physical function.
Monday: 8:00 --- 5:30
Tuesday: 12:00 --- 5:30
Wednesday: 8:00 --- 5:30
Thursday: 8:00 --- 5:30
Friday: 8:00 --- 12:30
Allegany Chiropractic Center
376 Mill Street
Hagerstown, MD 21740