Here are some tips to avoid stressing your back. Ergonomics breaks down how our work environment affects our work and body. Ergonomics looks for ways to improve our environment to decrease the risks of injury, and ailments, enhance productivity and improve the quality of our work. The profession of ergonomics focuses on two areas:
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The feet should be slightly apart, the knees straight, and the chin tucked in. Try not to stand in one or the same position for an extended time. Change and shift the weight from one foot to the other regularly. Use a footstool to elevate the foot/feet off and on; shifting the weight and continually moving can be helpful.
Proper posture means maintaining the natural curve of the spine, known as a neutral spine. Proper posture should be incorporated into all activities of daily living, which minimizes the added stress to the spine. Proper posture is so important; it’s what a chiropractor or physical therapist will first teach a patient.
Imagine a plumb bob hanging from the ear lobe. With proper posture, the plumb bob will drop straight down the middle of the arm to the ankle.
Improper posture and incorrect body mechanics are two primary causes of neck and back pain.
There are almost as many causes of back pain as there are words to describe the pain and symptoms. Muscle spasms are the most common cause; the spine is susceptible to the same problems as other parts of your body. Poor posture and incorrect body mechanics are the leading causes of neck and back pain.
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Sitting places added stress and pressure on your back because it transfers the body’s full weight onto the buttocks and thighs. Sitting for long periods can cause pressure to increase on the discs, which can lead to severe/chronic back pain. Sitting also takes a toll on the lower extremities. As the blood stays in the legs and feet, sluggish blood returns to the heart.
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