We sit all day – while driving, working, watching television – and that is why your back does not like it. Sitting all day, sometimes with bad posture, it is not surprising that the problem of backache and groaning at the end of the work day is on a sharp rise.
Our early ancestors would have had healthy strong backs simply to survive hence we would have inherited their good backs. This means that there must be something in our modern lifestyle that is causing this rising epidemic that is affecting 8 out of 10 people. (U.S National Library of Medicine). The pain can range from a dull ache from straining the back muscles to something more acute like a herniated disc or a chronic disorder like spinal stenosis.
“An ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure”, “Prevention is better than cure”, these are some of the common and popular sayings that we have heard from childhood. If that is the case, then why is it not applied in the prevention of backaches. Countless research have shown that by simply by maintaining a proper sitting posture and practising good ergonomics at the office; this thorny issue of backaches can be a thing of the past. So replace your comfy soft desk chair for a ergonomic chair and give your back something to smile about. Work might be a pain, but your back need not be one.