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Can an ergonomic chair help improve back pain?

Can an ergonomic chair help improve  back pain?

Yes: Great questions. A major reason why patients do not improve is due to sitting and posture issues (even as i sit here working on the computer, i can feel myself slouching in the chair!) an ergonomic chair is excellent. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain In The Back (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


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Are there any good ergonomic chairs for low back pain?

Are there any good ergonomic chairs for low back pain?

Not necessarily: Studies are mixed with main conclusion is that it's not the chair but the tasks you perform, how long you sit, and your posture. Best is to take frequent stretch breaks, do posture checks, and get up and walk. ...Read more

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Is there a good recommendation for a good ergonomic chair for low back pain?

Is there a good recommendation for a good ergonomic chair for low back pain?

Ergonomic chair: There is no single one that is the best. Each person is different. The best thing is to go to a store that has them on display and actually try them out. Also if you buy see what the return policy is - if it does not work out then at least you can return the chair for an exchange or refund. ...Read more

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If I have had chronic upper right back pain for over 2 years what could it be? I constantly need to crack my back ie over the back of a chair

If I have had chronic upper right back pain for over 2 years what could it be? I constantly need to crack my back ie over the back of a chair

Back pain: The back pain can be caused by muscle strain, spinal stenosis, ruptured disc, nerve impingement ... The treatment depends on the cause of the pain. It sounds like you might experience from spinal degenerative condition, you should seek help from a pain management doctor. You might benefit from a comprehensive evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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

Possibly: A new chair or a chair with a lumbar support may be helpful. Changing positions between sitting and standing once an hour can help. Maintainence of good posture also helps. Avoid slumping. There are many online resources to help you. ...Read more

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Working in a chair for 12 hours is causing me back pain?What could it be? Slip-disc?

Working in a chair for 12 hours is causing me  back pain?What could it be? Slip-disc?

Too much sitting: Sitting, especially unsupported, causes increased stress on the lumbar discs. This is a common cause of back pain. Getting up periodically can help as can rolling up a towel and throwing it between the chair and your lower back to give better support. Trying different ergonomic chairs can also be helpful but expensive. If all else fails, try some pilates/piyo/yoga to strengthen your core. ...Read more

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Dr.When u sit on sofa or chair for longer than half hour so back pain is started is that normal ?

Not in someone 16yo : No sixteen year oil should have back pain from just sitting. Check that you have proper cushioning and if it continues see your primary care doctor for an x-ray. It should not be anything serious. ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective kind of chair to work on a computer if one suffers from back pain?

Computer chair: One with a good lumbar support. Keep the spine straight. Avoid bending forward while seated. Follow the rule of 10. Every 10 min get up for at least 10 sec. There are timer freewares available for download to remind you to get up. Also good for your eyes. There is no activity that can not wait for 10 sec! ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more


Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Ergonomics (Definition)

Ergonomics a field that studies the relationship between humans and other parts of systems, seeking to optimize human ...Read more