Are you aware that more than 100 million Americans live in constant chronic pain from sitting in their office desk chair? 70% of them sit in their desk chairs for more than 5 hours per day and 2 in 5 wouldn’t even consider getting out of their chair to talk to a co-worker, they probably chat on the phone or send each other text messages. That’s how lazy electronics are making us, but I’m sure they would just rather not get up because they are in too much pain, and I can certainly understand that because I am one of them. I have been diagnosed with Degenerative Disc Disease and I am in constant agony, so much that even prescription strength Ibuprofen won’t help.
The American Osteopathic Association is helping Americans avoid and prevent pain in the workplace by showing some stretch exercises that you can do at your desk chair to help relieve some of the pain. Take a look.
I did do those exercises and I will start doing those stretches because I am sick of being in pain every minute of every day with no help from medication. There is something you can do to help your back pain. Get up and get some exercise. Go to the office kitchen (if any) and wipe down the counters or make a new pot of coffee. Sweep and mop the floor, even if it isn’t your job. Instead of sending your co-worker a text message or calling them, go talk to them in person. When you are sitting in your desk chair, don’t slouch, sit up straight. There are lots of things you can do to help your pain, so why not help yourself by being more active? Visit the American Osteopathic Association for more information.