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?
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).