Neck or Back Pain from Sitting? You May Need a Standing Desk

Dr. Luke Henry, Chiropractic Physician

Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and the inventor of the treadmill desk has studied the effects of sedentary lifestyle and has coined the phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking”.¬†Evidence suggests that sitting too much increases risk of obesity and many chronic diseases like heart disease, diabetes and some cancers. Dr. Levine went so far as to say, “Sitting too much kills”. As a chiropractor, I see many patients with neck, shoulder and back pain caused by¬†prolonged sitting. Sitting at a computer all day or extensive driving can lead to poor posture, chronic muscle strain and may accelerate degenerative changes in the discs of the spine. The intervertebral discs, the “shock absorbers” between the bones of the spine need movement to stay healthy. I frequently recommend a standing desk as an option for my patients, along with therapeutic exercises to improve posture and relieve¬†repetitive stress. Stretching and adding movement throughout the day helps relieve aches and pains and increases productivity. If you need help with neck pain, back pain, disc problems or an auto accident injury, call my office for an appointment at 864-288-7797.

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Dr. Luke Henry

Dr. Luke Henry graduated from Clemson University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering and minor in Mathematical Science. He decided to become a chiropractic physician after chiropractic care helped him recover from an injury. Dr. Henry graduated summa cum laude, at the top of his class, from Sherman College. He has postgraduate education in Physiotherapy through New York Chiropractic College, advanced training in the care of whiplash injuries through the Spine Research Institute of San Diego, and spinal decompression at Parker University. Dr. Henry is the author of peer-reviewed research and is a reviewer for scientific journals. Dr. Henry is a member of the International Medical Advisory Board on Spinal Decompression, the International Dose-Response Society and the South Carolina Chiropractic Association. He is a postgraduate guest lecturer and has presented on low-level laser therapy, spinal decompression, compliance, and the management of difficult and unusual cases. Dr. Henry is recognized as an expert in the field of chiropractic.