In the habit or sitting slouched in a chair? Problems with the office chair at work? Did you know it can be almost as harmful to your back as heavy lifting can be?
When sitting in a slouched position, with your back unsupported, the muscles and ligaments of the spine become stretched. Over a period they can become overstretched, which then triggers a response causing muscle spasms and resulting pain.
In addition, the intervertebral discs can become affected. When the lower back loses its natural curve, as it does when we are sitting in a slouched position, it does so through the discs becoming wedge shaped. This then puts an increase of pressure within the discs of the lower spine. This can also lead to spinal problems.
Prevent long term bad back problems with Moorhouse Physiotherapy Clinic's postural advice.
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