Relax Your Back Office Workout – Seated Cross Crunches

Many sedentary jobs slowly cause muscle imbalances to develop in the low back and hips. These eventually cause distortions of the normal spinal mechanics of low back and pelvis. Left untreated, this can produce irritation of the spinal joints, muscles and nerves resulting in various pain patterns.

The most common symptom is low back pain or stiffness, leg pain can also be common. One simple exercise you can do while at your desk is a Seated Cross Crunches, demonstrated below.

SEATED CROSS CRUNCHES                                                                            Request An Appointment

Begin by sitting up straight. Clasp your hands behind your head. Contract your stomach & buttocks muscles. Slowly lift your right knee as you bend forward, rotating to touch your left elbow to your right knee then slowly straighten up and lower your leg. Repeat with the opposite leg and arm. Repeat each side 10 times

These exercises performed 2-3 times a day on a regular basis can go a long way helping to keep you feeling good!

If you are experiencing some type of neck or back pain, go easy with the exercises: if in a week they are not helping, call our office at (314) 731-4383 to schedule an appointment; your condition could be more than just muscular.

Disclaimer: This article is not intended provide chiropractic/medical diagnosis, advice, opinion, treatment or services. It is intended to provide generalized educational information and should not be substituted for professional care. We are not responsible for any advice, treatment or diagnosis you obtain from this information.