Many of us spend most of day at work sitting in a chair. The way you sit can cause stress on your spine causing more back pain. It is important to know the proper way to sit so this doesn’t happen to you. Below are some tips on how to avoid back pain while sitting in a chair.
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Sitting in an office chair for lengthy periods of time can absolutely cause low back pain or worsen an existing back or neck problem. Office chairs can increase stress in the back, neck, shoulders, arms and legs, and in particular, can add large amounts of pressure to the back muscles and spinal discs. People have the natural tendency to slouch over or slouch down in the chair, and this posture can overstrain the spinal ligaments and strain the discs and surrounding structures in the spine.
Are you on the phone all day at your job? Purchase a headset! Holding the phone receiver between your head and shoulders can be causing you neck pain! This position is almost certain to cause neck stiffness and headaches. If you're on a tight budget, a less expensive option may be the use of a speaker phone if your office configuration and discussions allow it.