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what should i do to reduce back pain at work?

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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Stretch/strengthen: It is important to stretch your muscles every day - 5 minutes more in the shower in the moring will help, also doing back strengthening with exercise will help.
Dr. Richard Rosenthal
Pain Management 36 years experience
Find out cause: The best answer is to see a physician and get an accurate diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime, it may be helpful to use a back brace to reduce muscle spasms. We performed a study in which patients wore a brace only 2 hours per day. They reported their pain was reduced by 50% from the very first day of the study.

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I get a lot of back pain when isit at my computer. Do I need a new chair?

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Maybe: Could be chair support, height, workspace, posture.
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How can you reduce back pain while standing at work?

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Refer to answer: Need to stablish the cause. In general a back brace, and exercise is a good start. If pain persists refer to your physician.
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How to reduce back pain while standing at work at restaurant?

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Move around more: Our spines do not react well to staying in one position too long. This tends to cause the soft tissues, (discs, ligaments, muscles) to deform which cause symptoms. Best to move around. If your back still does not respond, you might do well to work with a physical therapist to strengthen your back.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

How long can back pain from periods last?

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