Sitting is a static position that puts more stress on the back, shoulders, arms, and legs. This is true whether you are sitting in an office chair or not. It can also put a lot of stress on the muscles and discs in your back.
As we’ve already said, sitting all day in a chair that doesn’t support your back well enough can cause or make your lower back hurt. Why is it acting like this? The lumbosacral discs at the base of your spine are three times more stressed when you are sitting than when you are standing. If your chair doesn’t have enough back support, it will make you sit with bad posture, which puts stress on the spine’s soft tissues and joints and causes pain.
Even though it’s important to have a good chair and desk at work, you also need to use your muscles to keep good posture. When you lean forward or backward, you put pressure on the muscles, ligaments, discs, and other parts of your back. If you sit in a bad way, your shoulders, arms, legs, and other parts of your body can get tired over time.
Back pain is often caused by the way people sit. When sitting, slouching or hunching over can put stress on the discs, which are liquid-filled cushions between the vertebrae that keep them from grinding against each other.
When you sit for a long time, it can be hard on your back, neck, arms, and legs. It can also put a lot of pressure on the back muscles and spinal discs.
Also, slouching while sitting can cause the ligaments in the spine to stretch too far and put stress on the discs in the spine.
Lower back pain can be caused by or made worse by sitting for a long time in a chair that doesn’t support the spine well. The lumbosacral discs at the base of the spine are three times more stressed when you stand up than when you sit down. Sitting in the wrong chair can cause your spine to be out of place and your core muscles to be out of balance, both of which can lead to back pain. Your back’s joints and tissues are also put under stress when you have bad posture.
Sitting in the right way will keep your spine healthy. Even while sitting in a chair at work, slouching forward can put stress on your discs, ligaments, and muscles, which can cause pain in your lower back. Keep your head up and your arms at a 90-degree angle to your spine. This will help you get closer to your desk. Next, try to keep your eyes on the screen of your computer. If your eyes aren’t level with the middle of the screen when you’re sitting still, or if you notice that you’re leaning lower or higher, make the necessary changes.
But why does sitting all day cause back pain? Because the position of your spine depends on how often you move and how flexible it is. When you sit for a long time, the discs between your vertebrae lose their cushioning. This can cause back pain.
Back pain from sitting for a long time must be noticed right away because it could be a sign of something more serious. Even though exercises and treatments you can do at home can help you deal with pain, they are only preventative and palliative measures that may not get to the root of the problem. When sitting for long periods of time causes back pain that is severe or lasts for a long time, it is still best to talk to a doctor.
Most people who have back pain will find the following suggestions helpful. If any of the advice below makes your pain worse or spreads to your legs, stop the exercise and talk to a doctor or physical therapist.
Most of us hunch our backs when we sit “straight.” This is a constant way to weaken your spine. It is easy to break when lifted, turned, etc. Even if you don’t feel any pain when you’re sitting, the problem is probably deeper. Why will be explained on this page.
If your job requires you to sit at a desk for eight hours a day, you might think that because you are just sitting, you are not hurting your body. Even though they may not seem physically demanding, jobs that require you to “just sit” all day could be bad for your health. Many of our patients who work at a desk have lower back pain, wrist pain, stiff and tight neck muscles, Dowager’s hump, and even headaches.
Sitting in an ergonomic chair can help your back and make you feel better. People often ask me, “What is the best chair for your back?” There is no such thing as a “best ergonomic chair” that is comfortable for everyone and works for all body types. Before you sit down in a chair, ask yourself the following questions to find out how well it was made for you:
There are four important areas to look at if you want to keep your health from getting worse because of your job. First and foremost, you need to have enough support for your lower back. Bowden says that the backrest should have a small curve, but not too much. The third part is a seat pan that can be moved (the bit you sit on). Bowden says that small people can’t sit all the way back in the backrest of some chairs.
Even though your mom might have told you to, you don’t always have to sit up straight. If you have back pain, make sure the backrest of your office chair is leaned back at least 100 degrees. Compared to a backrest that is upright at 90 degrees, this alone can relieve up to 20% of the pressure on your spinal discs:
Most gaming seats have lumbar and headrest pillows that can be moved. Even if the chair is too big for a smaller person, the pillows can be moved to support their spine. But the results are not what was hoped for.
Lower back pain can be caused by both injuries (like strained muscles or torn ligaments from lifting the wrong way) and diseases of the spine, like sciatica or arthritis. Lower back pain when sitting is often caused by too much sitting, not enough exercise, and bad posture (but not standing).