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Too Much Sitting Can Hurt Your Back

Work Related Injuries

With COVID-19, many areas of our lives have changed. How we go out in public, how our children go to school, and how we work are the most significant changes that most of us have experienced. Traveling throughout Metro Atlanta is the greatest indication that hundreds of thousands of people are working from home. Traffic is lighter, and for those who do have to go into the office occasionally, they generally find that their commute is nothing compared to what it was just 12 months ago. While the improvement in traffic may be significant, working from home has some serious disadvantages.

Prolonged sitting can put enormous strain on your back. While many people are happy to work from home, saving time and gas money, they are generally not equipped with quality office furniture. A sedentary job post comes with many risks to your overall health. Our bodies are meant to move, yet most Americans have jobs that encourage them to sit for long hours every day. Obesity, diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, and back pain issues can all be linked to sedentary lifestyles. If your job requires you to sit for long periods, you need more than just a comfortable chair to help keep you healthy and out of pain.

Ergonomic chairs can be expensive, but they can also help to provide the support your back needs for good posture. Sitting for long hours can pressure your spine and develop into nerve damage in the neck, shoulders, hips, and spine. A well-designed chair is important – but you should not sit in it all day long.

Your body needs to move! Movement not only gets blood and oxygen flowing in a greater capacity to every part of your body, but it also helps to loosen joints, tendons, and ligaments, so your body moves more easily. Movement also helps keep your muscles strong. When you go extended periods of time without using your muscles, your muscles will deplete. Depletion of muscle mass can lead to serious health concerns that can pose a risk to your life.

Simple Ways to Move More

If your job requires you to be at a desk most of the day, there are options to keep you healthy.

  • Get a standing desk. There are many options available to convert a standard desk to a standing desk. There are options available to have a desk that will go from a sitting position to a standing position so you can change things up during the day.
  • Go for a walk or two. Schedule a 20-minute walk into your workday once or twice a day. Go outside for some fresh air, and allow your body to move. This will get the blood pumping to your brain and muscles, clearing your head and allowing for some exercise.
  • Get a really good chair. If you have to sit for long hours, a well-designed chair with lumbar support that encourages good posture is a must. Invest in a chair that will help you sit up straight and relieve pressure from your lower back.
  • Sit up straight. Good posture is essential. Slouching puts enormous pressure on your shoulders and neck, and over time it can cause a permanent curve to develop in your spine.

The team at Medici Spine & Pain can help you find relief from your back pain. We can educate you on keeping your spine in good health with exercises that you can do at home to promote a healthy spine. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Posted on behalf of Medici Spine & Pain

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To Dr. Sonny and all the staff at Marietta: What a wonderful appointment I had at Medici for epidural injections! I can't say enough about Jana and Sarah and the gentleman in the back and front office personnel also. They were so caring and friendly; it was quite entertaining while waiting for my turn! They have such a pleasant camaraderie together and engage the patients in conversation too. They bring a very comfortable atmosphere to all. It sure helped pass the time and alleviate any anxiety one might have. The best part is I walked out with NO PAIN. However, later I realized that was mostly due to the local anesthesia... Ha, ha on me! I know it is a temporary fix, but I will enjoy it as long as it is effective. I thank all who I've been in touch with during this journey. You're all awesome at all locations!! P.S. Jana and Sarah: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR HELPING ME ON AND OFF THOSE NARROW TORTUOUS BEDS!!!! It was my biggest fear!!! Blessings to all...."I'll be back!!"

Joy P.

Dr. Geiger is heaven sent. After one visit hearing my story of dealing with 13 years of awful pain from shingles, she changed my medications. That night I started the new medications and have remained pain free. I still use lidocaine patches but the new medications have made All the difference. She's deeply caring for her patients and thorough in her questions and examination. Too bad I didn't know of her earlier. She has changed my life and I thank God everyday she's in my life. I can't find enough words to praise her skills and thank her for being my caregiver. Apparently she has recently moved here from Florida and we are glad to have her here.

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Dr. Dosanjh is extremely knowledgeable in his specialty with remarkable knowledge of anatomy and the causes of pain. His ability to diagnose the cause of pain and then provide a complete set of progressive options for resolution is superb. His friendly demeanor enhances the doctor-patient relationship.

Madinah A.

This is MY GUY here I love sonny so much people dont even understand. Whe my primary didnt know what was wrong g with me Sonny did sent me for MRI and it was good from there. I been with sonny for 4 years and counting if I ever move Im coming to Sonny. Also every staff member he got is family to me. When I say this is a dam good doctor HE IS THE BEST.


Everyone in this office is TERRIFIC. Starting from the front office checking in, and going into the room for my visit with dr. Sonny Dosanjh. Dr. Sonny is EXCELLENT he really cares about his patients, he listens to what I have to say, does not interrupt me, he is very concerned about what is going on with me and my health concerns. He really cares. I would highly recommend this office to anyone! They really care and they are genuine. My PCP recommended Dr. Sonny and I'm ever so grateful for that

Dr. Dosanjh Patient

Thoroughly appreciated the medical services provided by Dr. Dosanjh. Dr. Dosanjh is very confident in his patient care and concern. I would definitely refer others and have been telling others about my experience at Medici Spine & Pain both Kennesaw and Buckhead. I wish he took my insurance, as I have injuries not related to my work incident for which I was seeing Dr. Dosanjh. Thank you so very much, Dr. Dosanjh! The staff is warm, welcoming and cheerful and most helpful.


Dr. Dosanjh is a very smart, caring doctor who is highly skilled in his field. He spends whatever time is necessary to "hear" his patients and to explain the proper and best results course of action. I have a very complicated head and neck injury, so it was essential to me to have someone who truly listened with undivided attention, and thought outside the box when necessary. His staff is exemplary. They could not be more helpful and thoughtful. Lucy in particular is a gift of sunshine.

Jill C.

Dr. Sonny is the best! He has done more for me in 2 months than my previous doctor did in 14 years! If you truly want to get out of pain, then contact Dr. Sonny immediately! I just cannot reiterate how incredible a doctor he is! For that matter, his entire staff is warm and inviting! And to top it off, as a patient you get free use of their amazing gym. Highly, highly, highly recommend Dr. Sonny!

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