Sitting is an essential daily function that plays a major role in back pain relief. For most people, their sitting position as, it relates to the lower back pain never crosses their mind. It is essential that you gain a better understanding how your habitual sitting positions are can contribute to lower back pain relief.
Sitting in the wrong type of position, wrong type of surface or for too long may be the reason why you are experiencing lower back pain. Sitting with your feet dangling, back reclined too far, too much lumbar support, not enough lumbar support, chair too low are many reasons why people have lower back pain. If your job requires you to sit for many hours, choosing the right chair and position you will be in is vital to your lower back health.
Choosing the type of surface you are going to sit on is important. If you are going to sit for hours watching a movie, paying bills or even reading a book, sitting on a low couch with little support is disaster waiting to happen. If you are going to be sitting somewhere for hours at a time, make sure you have adequate support for your lower back and legs.
The amount of time you spend sitting each day may be the main reason why you experience or continue to experience lower back pain. Every 60-90 minutes, you should be getting up from your chair, moving around and stretching to ensure that your leg muscles are not shortening and creating undue stress on the lower back. Simple 40 second stretches for the lower legs and getting up every 60 minutes will help to reduce and possible eliminate all of your lower back symptoms.