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How much pressure can the spine take?



How much pressure can the spine take?

How much pressure can the spine take?

The spine is very strong. In fact it can handle hundreds of kilograms of pressure. This is a good thing too, because something as simple as lying flat on your back with your knees elevated can put up to 25 pounds of pressure on your spine.

Which position puts least pressure on spine?

And while it may seem a bit counterintuitive, sitting down to “take a load off” can actually add quite a bit of pressure to our backs. When our back is in its ideal position, with us standing straight up or lying flat, we're placing the least amount of pressure on the discs between vertebrae.

Why do I feel pressure on my spine?

Key points. Spinal cord compression is caused by a condition that puts pressure on your spinal cord. Symptoms such as pain, numbness, or weakness in the arms, hands, legs, or feet can come on gradually or more suddenly, depending on the cause.

What position puts more pressure on the spine?

Under Pressure: Poor Posture Puts More Pressure On Your Spine. Sitting is becoming more prevalent while at work, and having a sedentary desk job can result in sitting for around 8 hours a day. This position actually increases the load on your spine more than standing. Spinal pressure “sits” around 140mm pressure.

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