October 5, 2016
Being sedentary all day, especially at a desk, can have a number of negative effects on your body, but most notably puts you at higher risk for low back pain. In large part, this is due to poor posture while sitting, and may be improved for some patients by back and core-strengthening exercises.
At Campbell Clinic, our physicians recommend maintaining good posture while sitting to prevent back injury. Specifically, while sitting at a desk and looking at a computer, keep your chin drawn down and shoulder blades comfortably retracted. Adjust the setup of your desk if need be, so that you may easily attain good posture. Be sure to take breaks and walk around frequently throughout the workday, to relieve any prolonged pressure on your spine.
The physicians at Campbell Clinic Spine Center have developed exercises to serve as home-remedies for back pain. These exercises work to strengthen and stretch the muscles of the back.
For more information and to view visual demonstrations of these exercises, please visit our Exercises You Can Do at Home page.Newsletter:
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