Sunday, September 22, 2013

Low back pain due to poor posture

Sitting in an office chair for prolonged periods of time can definitely cause low back pain or worsen an existing back problem. The main reason behind this is that sitting, in an office chair or in general, is a static posture that increases stress in the back, shoulders, arms and legs, and in particular, can add large amounts of pressure to the back muscles and spinal discs.
When sitting in an office chair for a long period, the natural tendency for most people is to slouch over or slouch down in the chair, and this posture can overstretch the spinal ligaments and strain the discs and surrounding structures in the spine. Over time, incorrect sitting posture can damage spinal structures and contribute to or worsen back pain.
Now if you use our Relaxation Therapy cushion, this will relieve the pressure placed on the spine. Combined with having your chair adjusted correctly and your monitor at the correct height, plus taking regular stretch breaks, you are on the way to correcting your posture problem. 

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