Many of us have office jobs that require us to sit staring at a computer screen all day. Then there are a large number of others who spend hours standing while working. This blog post is for that second group as it looks at how to address back pain caused by prolonged standing.
Regardless of the quality of your footwear and any mat you use, you can still get a sore back from prolonged standing. It’s not a natural position for us as humans and can lead to the need for pain management in Orange Park, FL.
You may have to stand for your job, but that doesn’t mean you must be immobile. While working, it’s a good idea to move around a bit and shift your weight to reduce muscle fatigue and increase circulation. When you get a break, take that time to sit down. It will help ease the strain on your back and legs. If you can lean on something while working, do that too.
Having proper posture at all times is a simple and effective pain management technique. Make sure you stand straight and tall while your weight is distributed evenly on the balls of your feet. Bend your knees slightly and let your arms hang naturally at your sides.
If you find that these solutions don’t work for you, contact us at Florida Pain Physicians, and we will be happy to discuss treatment options with you.