The Hidden Risks of Prolonged Sitting

Like many Americans, you likely spend a significant portion of your day sitting—during your commute, at work, and while relaxing at home. Although it seems harmless, extended sitting can severely impact your back. If you’re feeling the effects, our chiropractic clinic in Franklin TN is here to help.

Why Is Sitting Harmful?

Sitting doubles the pressure on your spine, exacerbated by poor posture. At Sweeney Health Centers, we’ve treated patients experiencing issues from prolonged sitting, including:

  • Shortened Hip Flexors: Frequent sitting reduces hip flexor flexibility, making good posture difficult.
  • Unbalanced Hips: Crossing legs while sitting can imbalance the pelvic region.
  • Forward Pelvic Tilt: Inactive gluteus muscles cause the body to overcompensate, leading to imbalance.
  • Constant Back Pain: Persistent sitting and poor posture strain the body, leading to aches and pains.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Our chiropractic care focuses on alleviating these issues through targeted adjustments and exercises to restore balance, flexibility, and overall spinal health. Contact Sweeney Health Centers in Franklin TN to learn more about how we can help you combat the negative effects of prolonged sitting.