Young People Need to Stay Active to Avoid Back and Neck Pain

Chiropractor KennesawAccording to a recent poll of 2,400 people by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA), almost a third of those in the under 35 age group suffer from back or neck pain for up to a month at a time. Chiropractors involved with the poll have pointed to specific data that suggests the source for this pain is based on sedentary or “couch potato” lifestyles.

According to the BCA, many chiropractors have seen a rise in the number of younger people with neck and back problems and a sedentary lifestyle could be playing a major role. This corresponds with the poll data as follows –

  • 65% of 16 to 34-year-olds have experienced neck or back pain, according to the survey, while 28% have lived with the pain for up to a month.
  • 40% said their majority of time at work is spent “mainly sitting” and a third (32%) said their back pain can be triggered by sitting still for long periods of time.
  • 68% found that their back or neck pain has prevented them from exercising and sleeping, while more than a fifth (22%) had been unable to socialize with friends and family.

Chiropractor Tim Hutchful, a member of the BCA commenting on the study 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.” He continued by saying, “It’s really important that young people understand the importance of keeping active and seek help from an expert such as a chiropractor if they are in pain.”

If you are experiencing any type of back or neck pain, especially if you are not being as active as you should, contact. Dr. Todd Supnick, chiropractor in Kennesaw, who  will evaluate your condition, develop a treatment plan to alleviate current pain and help you implement lifestyle changes that can minimize or eliminate episodes of pain in the future.

To schedule your appointment at Chiropractic Center of Kennesaw, call 770-262-1909 or use the “Contact Us” feature on our website.


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