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SITTING FOR LONG WORKING HOURS: TRY TO SIT RIGHT!

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SITTING FOR LONG WORKING HOURS: TRY TO SIT RIGHT!

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Low back pain is commonly related to prolonged sitting at work. Around 80 percent of adults suffered low back pain at least once in their lifetimes. 1

·        Low back pain can last from 4– 12 weeks and in this case it is called “Subacute.”1

·        Or it the pain might be extended for more than 12 weeks and in this case it is called “Chronic.” 1

Low back pain can be highly debilitating and it can affect the person’s ability to go to work. 1 Prolonged duration of sedentary sitting in front of your computer is one of the common reasons that low back pain might strike.2

Although, learning how to adjust your posture might help, no matter how good your posture is, it's recommended that you get up every 30 minutes for at least one to two minutes. Make sure to adjust your seating posture, your chair height, your mouse position as well as the screen and keyboard position. 2

If you’re looking for a treatment to relieve your pain, pain killers might help. But, a combination of medication, exercise and physiotherapy is ideal. Consult your doctor for your best options.2

References:                                       

1.       Low Back Pain Fact Sheet. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 2014 Available at: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Low-Back-Pain-Fact-Sheet Last accessed: 30/06/2019

2.       Back pain at work. NHS. 2016. Available at: https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-body/back-pain-at-work/ Last accessed: 30/6/2019