Do you sit in front of a computer nearly every day? Then have fun watching this fun and funky video with tips for how to protect your back while sitting at the office. Enjoy!
A few ergonomic improvements can go a long way to helping you alleviate and/or prevent back problems.
The corollary is, of course, that even a little bit of bad posture can lead to long-term back problems. For example, leaning forward 30 degrees in an attempt to get closer to the computer screen puts 3 to 4 times more strain on your back, over time causing significant wear and tear on the joint surfaces in your spine, as well as on the ligaments and lumbar discs.Here are a few articles that might help you learn more:
Sitting, and in particular sitting while hunched forward, can over time lead to or exacerbate symptoms from a lumbar herniated disc. Visualize how a lumbar disc herniation affects your nearby nerve root and can lead to pain that radiates into the buttock and/or down the leg.
Thanks to our friends at Jellyvision Labs for producing this "Watch Your Back" video!