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Why Sitting Causes Lower Back Pain

How Sitting Causes Lower Back Pain

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Can Poor Circulation Cause Lower Back Pain?

Sitting for prolonged periods of time has been proven to be detrimental for lower back pain. In fact, according to the American Massage Therapy Association, sitting for long periods of time can lead to a host of medical issues such as increased stress, poor circulation, and muscle degeneration. 

Additionally, it can cause postural problems, which can lead to lower back pain. Thankfully, the benefits of massage therapy can provide relief from the aches and pains associated with sitting for long hours. Massage therapy helps to improve posture by loosening the tight muscles in the back, neck, and shoulders. This, in turn, helps the body to maintain a more balanced and comfortable position. 

How Can I Relieve Inflammation In My Lower Back?

Furthermore, massage can help to reduce inflammation and pain by increasing circulation to the affected areas. Moreover, massage can help to reduce stress levels and improve overall mood. Studies have shown that massage can lower cortisol levels and reduce the amount of stress hormones in the body. This can help to relax the body and reduce any tension that is affecting the lower back. In conclusion, it is clear that sitting for long hours can lead to lower back pain and other medical issues. 

How Do I Fix My Lower Back From Sitting?

Furthermore, sitting can cause tension in the lower backHowever, massage therapy can provide relief from the pain and tension associated with sitting for too long. It can help to reduce inflammation, improve circulation, and relax the muscles. So, if you are struggling with lower back pain due to sitting for long periods of time, consider trying massage therapy as an effective way to reduce pain and tension.

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Author: Mason Palmer

Founder / Massage Therapist

IMMERSE Modern Massage

Mason is a master massage therapist in Portland, Oregon, with over 10,000 hours of hands on work. His expertise in deep tissue anatomy, myofascial release, and trauma-informed somatic therapy. He is also a 200-hour certified yoga instructor and has received Reiki Master level training from three different schools. Mason has explored various healing practices, including Mindfulness Meditation, Personal Training, Yoga, Qi Gong, Tai Chi, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine, for over a decade. He is the author of “Energy Healing, One Truth Many Teachers” and is known for his proven track record for creating plans of care for his clients to overcome pain and discomfort in their body, and to make sure that pain doesn’t come back.

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