Sitting in one position for too long is not very healthy for our body. This is a sad reality for many people in the modern era. Too many of us are working in an environment that requires you to sit for a long period of time. It may seem that working in an office seems like a nice environment but that back pain that you suffered before, it is not too nice isn’t it.
There are many back pain sufferers struggling with what’s causing their back pain, not realizing the 8 or more hours they spend sitting could be the main culprit. You are recommended to stand, walk and stretch for every 20 – 30 minutes spent sitting. Other than sitting too long, lower back pain is frequently brought on by sleeping in wrong positions, prolonged bending, heavy lifting, or even standing or laying down in a poor, rounded-back position.
Spending much of your day in a seated position can leave your spine sore, stiff, and in pain. Sitting puts stress on the muscles and discs of your back and neck. This very position creates hip flexors tightness and also restricted blood flow on your gluteus. Bad posture while either sitting or standing can contribute to lower back pain. Slouching forward too much or leaning too far back can create problems. Even if your back pain isn’t caused by poor posture, it can be made worse by it.
Another major concern of back pain caused by sitting is not being in shape. Your core muscles include the ones on your sides and in your back, hips, abdomen, and buttocks. If these are weak, they may not be supporting your spine well enough, leading to pain. So, remember to exercise more often!
Massages decrease tension and improve stiffness. Penned up muscle tension can cause restricted movement and pain, particularly around the neck or lower back. Massage promotes relaxation of key muscle groups eliminating associated pain and increasing flexibility. Not to mention, massages promote good blood circulation! This in turn helps to promote healing, particularly in the case of soreness caused by physical activity or soft tissue injury.
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