Lower back pain is a common malady for those who sit for long periods of time at work because the spine is consistently compressed. When laying in bed, the vertebrae spread out, but the body is not meant to have the spine constantly compacted. While one is at work, it’s hard to do the big stretching exercises that can really help with lower back pain, but there are things that can be done that won’t be noticed by coworkers. Here are 5: 1-The seated Hamstring stretch can be done under a desk.2- People can do a small spinal roll which is especially helpful. 3-The seated twist is also great for releasing lower back tension. 4-A seated figure four is very enjoyable. 5-Finally, the Forward Fold might be a bit more obvious, but can still be done covertly.
- As many of us know from experience, having a desk job can cause a lot of back discomfort, which can lead to muscle degeneration and spinal compression.
- One way to alleviate back pain from prolonged sitting is to take frequent breaks where one stands up, moves around, and stretches as much as possible.
- Exercises such as a seated twist or forward fold are moves that one can perform inconspicuously at one’s desk that can stretch one’s back out and help one feel better.
“Don’t stay in one position too long! Even if one is stuck at a desk, keep oneself moving around and stretching as much as possible.”