How Sitting Causes Back Pain
The most common cause of lower back pain is postural stress. For this reason, lower back pain is frequently brought on by sleep position, prolonged bending, heavy lifting, or even standing or laying down, all for a long time in a poor, rounded back position. According to Cornell University Department of Ergonomics, up to 90% more pressure is put on your back when you sit vs. when you stand. There are several reasons why, the first being that if you’re like most Americans, you habitually sit in ways that cause tension and imbalance in your back and neck. This applies to sitting at work, in the car, and at home.
So many of us are guilty of a few common mistakes that increase postural stress and can ultimately cause back pain. Over our lifetime sub-conscious habits form and make it easy for us to not notice when we're putting additional stresses on our bodies. Here's the most common causes of back pain and what you can do to correct them.
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