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Keeping The Spine Healthy During Work

Dr. Hooman Melamed discusses the importance of keeping your spine healthy during work in order to avoid back issues and future surgeries. Dr. Melamed goes over several habits to reduce the detrimental impact that prolonged sitting has on the spine. The act of sitting generates the highest level of intradiscal pressure, which has been shown to contribute to degenerative disc disease, lower back pain, and other issues. According to Dr. Melamed, the worst thing you can do is sit all day, because the human body was not meant to do this. In order to prevent back problems, he recommends keeping an upright posture by pulling up the body, tightening the core abdominal muscles, and aligning the neck. The key is to get up, move around, and use standing desks to avoid excessive spinal stress.