Everyday Habits That Are Hurting Your Back
(BlackDoctor.org) — 56% of people with lower-back aches say symptoms disrupt their daily routines, including sleep and sex. Not only that, but it’s the fifth most common reason for hospitalizations and third most common cause of surgery. Talk about a pain in the…back.
There are many possible causes of back pain, and several situations combine to create that pain. And it turns out that some seemingly insignificant everyday habits can take a big toll on your back over time. Here are some of the top ten mistakes that may be causing your aches and how to correct them.
1. You’re Glued To Your Desk
Did you know that sitting puts 40% more pressure on your spine than standing? Maintaining proper posture is probably the last thing you’re thinking about when under a major work deadline, but back muscles will weaken if you don’t use them, and inactive joints lose lubrication and age more quickly.