In my experience as a chiropractor 70% of the people who I see with spinal misalignments have really poor muscle tone. If your muscles are weak due to not enough use, or too much or too little weight, then the muscles are unable to support and control your spine and bones to their full capacity.

Sitting at a desk for 40 hours a week adds insult to injury. Your muscles get lazy when sitting and you end up adopting a poor posture. This provides a recipe for misalignment of the spine, disc compression and trapped nerves. This will often result in neck and back pain, and associated arm and leg symptoms.

The fix is easy: exercise and regular movement  – walk, run, cycle –anything that gets you away from that desk and engages your muscles. It seems obvious but so many of us aren’t doing enough!