Sitting for prolonged periods of time can contribute to lower back pain due to the sustained positions it often entails. When we sit, especially with poor posture, it can place significant stress and loading on the lower back, leading to discomfort and potential long-term issues.
There are two primary positions that commonly stress the back during sitting: a flexed back, where we slump forwards, and an extended back, where we arch. Both of these positions can strain the muscles, ligaments, and discs in the lower back, potentially leading to pain and stiffness. To address this, it’s important to identify your specific weaknesses and employ targeted strategies to strengthen and support the key areas, whether through exercises or postural awareness. By understanding how sitting can cause lower back pain and taking proactive steps to mitigate its effects, we can promote a healthier and more comfortable sitting experience. Watch our latest video to find out more.