The human body interacts with furniture and other objects all day. Chairs, desks, car seats, beds, even shoes—how bodies work with their environments contributes greatly to overall health and the health of the back. Ergonomics—also called “human engineering” or “human factors engineering” is the science of posture, movement, and how the work environment (and other environments) affect day-to-day health. Learn more about ergonomically sound choices to reduce chronic pain, low back pain, and other symptoms.

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