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Sedentary lifestyle is leaving us in pain

An active Lifestyle  is something that is not only recommended by the government, but it could also help reduce pain too.

The British Chiropractic Association (BC

Dr. Jay Perniciaro is a member of the Foundation for Wellness Professionals.

Dr. Jay Perniciaro is a member of the Foundation for Wellness Professionals.

A) is today warning that young people are suffering from back and neck pain as a result of leading sedentary lifestyles.

According to consumer research, conducted on behalf of the BCA, 65 percent of 16- to 34-year-olds have experienced neck or back pain and almost a third have lived with the pain for up to a month.

Many chiropractors are noticing a rise in the number of younger people presenting with neck and back problems and a sedentary lifestyle could be playing a major part in this.

Commenting on the findings, BCA chiropractor Tim Hutchful said: “We are seeing more and more people under the age of 35 with back and neck pain because of the increasingly sedentary lives they lead. It’s really important that young people understand the importance of keeping Active  and seek help from an expert if they are in pain.”

Two-fifths say that the majority of their time at work is spent ‘mainly sitting’ and a third admit that their back pain can be triggered by sitting still for long periods of time.

Two-thirds found that their back or neck pain has prevented them from exercising and sleeping, and more than a fifth have been unable to socialize with friends and family as a result of their pain.

Alarmingly, over a third of 16- to 34-year-olds who have suffered from neck or back pain have never had their necks or backs checked. The BCA is encouraging people to seek clinical advice as soon as they experience any pain and warns that if conditions are left untreated they could worsen over time and lead to chronic back and neck problems in later life.

If you or your office staff sit more than half of your day, TOTAL CARE INJURY & PAIN CENTERS has a free workshop available to stop the pain and make you more productive. Call Dr. Jay at (225) 473-3990 to schedule a free workshop for your office.

Dr. Jay Perniciaro is a primary care Chiropractic Physician with offices in Donaldsonville, Gonzales, Plaquemine, Baton Rouge and Denham Springs specializing in drugless pain relief.  No referral is necessary and he accepts most every health plan. Call him directly with questions (225) 473-3990.