Ever Wonder What That Heavy Purse or Briefcase Does to Your Body?
March 30, 2012 § 3 Comments
One of the most common questions I get in my office is “Why do I hurt?” When injury and pathology are ruled out, the answer comes down to stress. There are three kinds of stress (which you can read about here in a previous blog post) and what we are looking at here is a heavy bag hanging over your shoulder. In my office, I see it most commonly with women but to be fair, men can do the same thing with a heavy briefcase. I could write a long blog about how a heavy, over the shoulder bag like a purse, diaper bag, briefcase or even carrying a kid on the hip (a little different but similar affect) can affect the body but I think a picture is better.
You can see clearly how a heavy purse or bag affects the spine. Daily stress like this, is one reason why our bodies can have spinal joint problems without an injury or accident ever occurring. Getting routine adjustments can help your spine and whole body maintain a higher level of health, not to mention help current aches and pain. Talk to your chiropractor, or find a chiropractor, and find out what frequency of adjustments would be best for you.
Thanks to Heather Kary (a fellow Northwestern Health Sciences University graduate) for drawing my attention to this picture that was originally posted by Houston Chiropractor – Tabor Smith.