Tosan, a young lady in her late twenties works at the desk in her office.
Tosan recently began experiencing recurrent back pain.
She initially thought it was nothing and became worried as the recurrence persisted and the back pain became more unbearable.
Back pain is quite on the increase among the young.
Most of us get back pain at some point in our lives. Back pain can be due to injury, accidents, conditions one is born with or purely man made.
It’s been discovered that upper or lower back pain also develops during the course of day-to-day life (what I call man-made back pain).
Repetitive activities at home or at work, such as sitting down at a desk counting cash, seeing patients like I do, sitting at a computer or lifting and carrying objects, may produce tension and muscle tightness that result in a backache.
Well, the good news is that this can be prevented. Isn’t that cool?
In addition to healthy weight and physical fitness, one very simple strategy can go a long way: paying heed to your posture.
Posture is simply the way you hold your body while standing, sitting, or performing tasks like reaching, bending, or pulling. When your posture is good, the bones of the spine are correctly aligned.
I’d add that if you sit for long periods:
1. Get an ‘ergonomic chair’.
2. Take breaks from your sitting position from time to time.
3. Do not forget or postpone (Number 2).
I will be sharing more subsequently. Do keep tabs!
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