skip to Main Content
Dr. Hooman Melamed’s Ultra-Minimally Invasive Biportal Endoscopic Approach to Spine Surgery: Learn More

Simple Ways to Avoid Back Pain at the Office

A lot of factors play into the reasons why people develop pain, especially when you work all day in an office setting. Luckily, there are easy steps that you can take in order to reduce pain and be more comfortable while working at your desk. The first thing to keep in mind is to have proper posture while you are sitting in your office chair. Make sure to keep your back straight or leaned all the way back against the chair and avoid slouching or leaning toward one side. Keep your feet shoulders-width apart and flat on the ground as well. In addition, the key to being comfortable at your desk is by wearing comfortable clothing that will not force you to fidget much. This way you can keep your good posture and continue throughout the workday without being in pain.

Do Yourself a Favor By Moving Around the Office

After a few hours sitting in the same position, you may experience soreness in your back or legs, regardless of whether or not you follow the above tips. By getting up to stretch and take a short walk throughout your office you will get the blood flow pumping throughout your body so that your legs do not ache. When you feel signs of fatigue in your body during the day it is a good idea to take a mini-break of about three to five minutes. During this time, usually every half hour or hour during the day, make a point to get up out of your seat and walk around, even if it is just to the restroom and back. As always, getting a proper rest each night will revitalize you and give you the energy you need to get through each day.