medical symbolWe Accept All Major
Insurance Carriers!
Verify Coverage

Call Today (877) 931-0414


The Ultimate Back Pain Relief Tips Blog

Back Pain Relief Tip: Remember To Take A Micro Break Every Hour

Posted by Illinois Back Institute on Mon, Feb 15, 2016 @ 04:55 PM

Red_Back.jpgIn last week's Back Pain Relief Tip, we discussed how the world that we live in has become one where, for most people, sitting is a necessity. We established that people spend too much time sitting, and all of that sitting is one of the main reasons that the number of cases of people suffering with back pain, neck pain, or sciatica has increased dramatically in a short amount of time.

Previously, we suggested that people who have been sitting for too long should stand up and move around for a couple minutes. But that may not be possible for some people, such as people whose job may prevent them from being able to leave their desk. So, we recommend taking what is called a micro break every hour or so. This stretch is very simple and can be done from any chair:

  • Step 1: Scoot to the front edge of the chair
  • Step 2: Sit up straight, with your feet firmly on the floor and pointing forward, and knees about shoulder width apart
  • Step 3: Stretch out your arms at your sides with palms facing outward
  • Step 4: Hold your shoulders back
  • Step 5: Rotate your palms in small circles, which will roll your shoulders back




Below is a video that talks more about the micro break and shows how it is performed:


At The Illinois Back Institute we are dedicated to educating people, because we know that the more that you understand about your problem, the more likely you are to eliminate it. We specialize in Functional Disc Rehydration - a multi-disciplinary approach to making the back healthier without surgery, injections or medications.

If you would like to schedule a Free Back Pain Consultation, you can give us a call at 855-403-5715 or click here:

New Call-to-action

Also, if you would like to learn more about your back pain, or would like to know more about what we do and how our treatment works, we regularly hold Free Educational Seminars at each one of our clinics! To find out when the next seminar is and reserve a seat, click here:

New Call-to-Action


And if you enjoyed this tip and would like to receive the other Free Back Pain Relief Tips, click here:

New Call-to-action



Disclaimer: The content on this web site is for information purposes only and should never be used as the basis for diagnosis or treatment. We always recommend consulting a qualified professional before embarking on any form of self treatment or rehabilitation.

All content is protected by the usual copyright laws and cannot be used, stolen or reproduced for any purpose without Illinois Back Institute permission. Please feel free to call about anything although we are unable to give advice on any specific injuries or conditions over the phone.