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how can sitting cause back pain in the spine?

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Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Positional load: Sitting places 4 times body weight load across your lower back while being in a car causes an additional vibrational stress (cars & human spines vibrate at the same harmonic frequency about 5 hertz). Prolonged positioning also adds increased load. Getting up periodically if it can be done can help as can a small lumbar roll support. Also seat adjustments can help such as a high back & armrests.
Answered on Apr 22, 2018
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