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How can i prevent back pain from sitting?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 40 years experience
By limiting sitting: Sitting generates a 4 times body load across your lower back. That load is further enhanced by being static in one position. Sitting in a higher chair like a bar stool will decrease the load. Having a chair with a higher back and arm supports also will help. Placing a rolled towel in the small of your back between the chair back can help. By getting up after 15 to 30 minutes can help

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How to prevent back pain?

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Dr. Robert Breiner
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Strengthen your core: By strengthening your core muscles your back muscles do less work. If you also have any pain starting in your back and radiating to other parts of your body seek medical attention as you might have a slipped disk or other serious problem.
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A 16-year-old female asked:

Mommy have back pain. How to prevent it?

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Dr. Sarkis Barupian
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Back pain: Lets find the cause and then avoid what causes the back pain. Good posture is very important as well as not stressing the back by carrying thisngs that are too heavy.
A 47-year-old member asked:

How do I prevent back pain from standing?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Strengthening : One of the most common reasons for back pain is a straining of the back muscles. Thus, an easy prevention technique is to strengthen the back muscles (and sit-ups are not a back exercise). See my health guide on back pain for an easy and effective back strengthening exercise.

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