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Seven Helpful Tips For Preventing Back Pain In Those With Sedentary Jobs
Date:11/19/2013

Marina Del Rey, California (PRWEB) November 19, 2013

The United States has become a largely sedentary society. Many people are at their desks for upwards of eight hours per day, and sit in front of a television or spend their time looking down at a tablet computer when home.

All of this inactivity takes a toll on a person’s neck and spinal column. When the body doesn’t get the necessary movement on a regular basis, the spine can contract and suffer from maladjustments that will contribute to intense pain and spinal deformation over the course of time.

The physicians at DISC Sports & Spine Center know that it takes action to keep neck and spinal problems at bay. Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Sanjay Khurana has seen countless patients with back issues stemming from sedentary jobs.

“The nature of many jobs requires much of a workday to be spent motionless in front of a screen,” said Dr. Khurana. “Employees can get around this by taking the time during the day to get their pulses going via any number of activities. A quick jog, a bicycle ride, and yes, even something like dancing can help the spine stay properly aligned and reduce injury exposure.”

While twerking at work may not be for you, DISC has put together the following tips to help office workers approach exercise during the workday:

•Walk the Walk- Don’t just sit there throughout the entire day. Every couple of hours, make a concerted effort to take a brisk five-to-ten-minute walk around the office. On a lunch break, take the time to walk outside if possible. When this is ongoing, the spine should be held straight up, otherwise the slouch will carry over to the sitting position.

•Stand and Deliver - Some progressive offices have allowed their employees to purchase standing workspaces, some of which even have treadmills that allow the worker to walk while stationed at a computer. Inquire about the possibility of this equipm
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