Think back pain only affects the middle aged and up? Think again. The British Chiropractic Association (BCA) found almost half of 16-24 year olds are living with neck/back pain.  This is a worrisome trend, one that is linked to an increasingly sedentary lifestyle, much of it work related.  What can we do to combat it?

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For folks of any age

  • Sit up straight while working, web surfing, reading, gaming;
  • Adjust your screen to healthy position;
  • Take breaks from sitting every 20-30 minutes.

Consider custom-made orthotics for help with back and neck pain; the research shows they’re effective. For workers who stand for long periods of time, orthotics can also help by reducing associated symptoms (leg swelling, tingling, low back pain).

Read the whole article BCA here.