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If you do sit a lot, is there anything you can do that helps or prevents lower back pain?
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Danielle Jones
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
We tend to slump in our chairs a lot, especially when typing at a desk, and paying attention to posturing to ensure we are sitting up straight can help with low back pain.
Additionally, taking frequent breaks to stand and move around plus regular core strengthening and stretching exercises (like yoga) can also be beneficial to some people with low back pain.

In brief: Yes
We tend to slump in our chairs a lot, especially when typing at a desk, and paying attention to posturing to ensure we are sitting up straight can help with low back pain.
Additionally, taking frequent breaks to stand and move around plus regular core strengthening and stretching exercises (like yoga) can also be beneficial to some people with low back pain.
Danielle Jones
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Dr. Bettina Herbert
Also try using a therapy ball instead of a regular chair. This allows you to make tiny little movements all the time and prevents that 'gelling up' or stiffness that happens when you're immobile for a long time.
Dr. Steven Arbit
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
In brief: Stretch
Stretch frequently and get in the habit of doing core strengthening exercises daily.

In brief: Stretch
Stretch frequently and get in the habit of doing core strengthening exercises daily.
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