Unfortunately as we get older we start to notice things may ache a bit more than they used to. Today’s society has become a sitting culture. We are no longer hauling hay in the fields or manning machines like we did in the industrial era (or at least not as many people are these days). We now sit in our cars for hours a day to get to and from a job where we sit all day at a computer to come home to sit on a couch and watch television.
“But I go to the gym every day for an hour!” you might say. In reality, our bodies need movement. We were not made to be in one position for too long. Humans are made to adapt and when we don’t use our joints and muscles in the complete range of motion that is available…things begin to tighten up.
As we age we start to lose water from our cells and muscle begins to atrophy. It is really important to have a regular strength training routine that takes you through functional movements that relate to your day to day life. It is also important to get proper support in your chairs as well as having a great ergonomic set up.
Our Physical Therapists from Odom Health & Wellness can come to your office to do an ergonomics assessment, as well as a Functional Movement Screen to find if you have any limitations or weaknesses that could be contributing to your aches.
There are many factors that can contribute to back pain, and if you are interested in finding out more about why your back hurts, feel free to click on the many resources we have here or even call to schedule a free injury screen or a phone consultation with one of our providers.
We here at Odom want to keep you moving and healthy in 2019. Do not hesitate to reach out to let us know what you are experiencing so that we can find the root cause and get you a solution.