Ways To Avoid Back Pain From Sitting Too Long
There are several pointers, tips, and tricks to sitting comfortably in a chair. Comfortably means no back pain, no matter how long you sit (as long as you get up occasionally to use the facilities or get a drink). Elbow, calf, and thigh measure are all a part of it. As well as having an armrest on your chair, resting your eye level, and having some lower back support. Sitting in the same position for an extended period of time is bad for your back, even if you follow all the rules of proper posture. So make sure you at least get up to stretch every once in awhile.
Sitting for prolonged periods of time no matter where it is or what you're sitting on can be detrimental to your health. It can cause stress on your lower back. Causing that amount of stress and pressure on your back can cause herniated discs and other back problems. The main cause of those back pains is incorrect posture. When people sit most of them slouch, which over stretches the ligaments in your lower back causing severe pain and overtime herniated discs and other problems.
First you're going to need a chair that has armrests. The key to using your armrests correctly is to rest your arms just to where it lifts your shoulders up. This will take away some of the strain put on your shoulders and upper back. Once you've done that then close yours eyes to help with getting the proper level for eye rest, and slowly open them while looking at your computer screen if the screen is above or below where you want it to be then adjust the computer screen. Not your eyes. This will help to alleviate some pain in your neck, and reduce headaches. And obviously this will work best while you're at work on a computer.
To properly adjust your thighs check to see if your fingers can fit under your thighs at the edge of your chair. If they can, great! But if they don't then you need to find a footstool that you can sit your feet on to help elevate your thighs a bit.
To help with lower back support there needs to be a cushion where your lower back meets your waist. To ensure that you don't slouch after getting tired of holding yourself up. It might also help to know that if you slouch for an extended period of time over and over again day in and day out, you'll eventually cause enough strain on your back that you could slip a disc. Or even worse.
Methods of inverting the body have been around for many years as a way to counteract the effects of gravity. Inversion therapy involves being upside down or at an inverted angle while hanging by the legs. Studies found that it can ease back pain in the short-term, especially when used with new back injuries. There are lots of reviews on using inversion tables for lower back issues.
In conclusion, there are many ways to avoid the stress and strain that sitting in a slouched position put on your back. From getting up and walking around to going outside and jogging for 20 minutes or even something as simple as using the restroom or walking to the water fountain.