The Dangers of Poor Posture



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:




  • Headaches and Foggy Brain

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


  • Stiff Neck and Neck Pain

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.

  • Sore Shoulders

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.

  • Achy Back

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

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.

  • Tingling Hands

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.

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Tuesday:        12:00 --- 5:30

Wednesday:  8:00 --- 5:30

Thursday:      8:00 --- 5:30

Friday:            8:00 --- 12:30


Contact Us

Allegany Chiropractic Center

376 Mill Street

Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone: 301-739-0090

Fax: 301-739-0288


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