Back Pain and Problems from Sitting

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 Physiotherapist, discusses back problems from sitting.

 Physiotherapist, discusses back problems from sitting.

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Featuring Stacey Benmore, BSc, MSc (PT), Dip.Manip.PT, FCAMPT
Treloar Physiotherapy Vancouver BC

Presenter: Ms. Stacey Benmore, Physiotherapist, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Physiotherapist

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Quiz: Do You Understand Back Pain and Problems from Sitting?


To prevent back pain from sitting for too long, you should stay still as much as possible.


The more you move and improve flexibility and balance, the better. Movement is often the best way to relieve back pain.


Exercises that strengthen your core can improve symptoms of back pain.


Many back problems are linked to a weak core (the muscles of the back and abdomen). By strengthening your core through exercises, you’re increasing support for your lower back.


If you sit at a desk in the office all day, get up at least once every thirty minutes to walk around.


It’s recommended that you get up at least once every thirty minutes to move your body. By simply walking around, you may reduce back pain and problems from sitting.


The most common cause of sciatic pain is a fracture in the spine.


The most common cause of sciatic pain is a herniated or slipped disk that puts pressure on the nerve root.


Surgery for back pain is usually a last resort.


If possible, managing your back pain with exercise, over-the-counter remedies and medications is recommended. However, some patients will benefit from back surgery if other treatment approaches don't work.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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