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A 23-year-old female asked:

Pressure in lower back and left neck while sitting only, but no pain while walking or exercising? very dull, not sharp at all and happens sometimes. i work in office and sit for a long time sometimes?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Postural strain is a very common reason for neck and back pain. You need to be seen in person to evaluate this.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Sitting for a long time and poor posture may be the cause. You may try to get a standing workstation. There are devices that can go up and down so that you can work sitting and standing at intervals. For healthy diet: http://www.choosemyplate.gov/., exercise 30 minutes/day, drink enough water daily so your urine is mostly colorless, have safe sex, no tobacco alcohol weed or street drugs.

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