Although we know how bad it is for the back a sedentary lifestyle, it is difficult to avoid it since 24 hours a day, we spend more than half sitting behind a monitor, added to the hours of leisure on the couch and in transport.
Spending a long time sitting in a bad posture is a latent risk of sciatica, herniated disc or low back pain, in fact, it is estimated that 40% of people with back pain have spent long hours daily in front of a computer is the main reason for absenteeism due to illness.
When sitting, it generates more pressure on the spine than standing and is even worse if you do it in a position that puts your back at risk.
Avoid these postures in the office to take care of your back of sciatica or herniated disc
Cross the legs
This is one of the “most comfortable” positions for many people who think that alternating the leg or crossing only the ankles reduces the pressure, however, any way of crossing the leg has negative effects on the circulation and the hip.
This common mistake causes all the weight to fall on the lower back as if we had a wallet in our pocket, which causes one buttock to rise a little more than the other and the muscles of the hip become tense and suffer the consequences.
Sit on the front of the chair or lean towards the screen
This position overloads the lumbar area in excess, creating great tension in the hip. In case of not seeing the monitor, adapt it to the height of the eyes and, if necessary, rest your eyes or zoom.
Remember that the correct sitting position is with the back straight, the arms relaxed and the feet resting on the floor. Also, do not forget to get up and walk a little.
What should I do if I already have back pain, sciatica or herniated disc?
By keeping these erroneous positions for a long time our muscles and joints are adapting to them, for this reason eliminating deep muscle tension is a long and expensive process of several sessions with chiropractors and masseurs.
However, orthopedists have developed Cordus and Sacrus a simple method, for use at home, designed to relax all the deep musculature of the back effectively, which is the origin of most of the spinal conditions such as pain, sciatica, low back pain, and herniated discs. This avoids accumulating tension due to transfers and expenses that involve going to a doctor’s office repeatedly.