When you sit at your desk all day you may be experiencing back pain that you have never experienced before in your life. In order to get rid of these pains you may want to make some changes while working at the office. One way to make a change is for you to become more active both at home and while you are at work. The best way to do this is to get up from your desk regularly throughout the day to stretch your body. There are also many stretches that you can do while you are sitting at your desk like stretching out your feet, or just stretching out your back so that it is not as stiff.
You may also want to invest in a good quality lumbar support device that you can wear throughout the day at the office. These devices will prevent you from hunching over at your desk and it can help to prevent major back pain problems that you would otherwise deal with because of your posture. The back pain device that you buy should be made using high grade materials in order for it to last a long time. Keep in mind that you will be wearing the back support device every day while you were at work so it needs to last a long time.
Obviously, you will also want to visit your doctor just to rule out any other major problems that the back pain could be. Your doctor will be able to tell you if your pain is caused by something more major and that a simple support device will not help in the least. Even if you work at home you know how difficult it can be to deal with back issues as the result of being inactive. This is why it is so important for you to exercise more, stretch more, and generally just become more active in your everyday life. You can even get your co-workers involved at work in order for you all to be a healthier and happier office each and every single day at work.
Whether you are dealing with a disability or simply work a desk job it can be difficult to sit all day long and not deal with back pain. A good quality lumbar support device will definitely help your back to feel better but there are other things that you can do to prevent the issues in the first place. As a society, we tend to be very inactive and we do not move as much as we should. We tend to work desk jobs and spend a lot of time on the couch even when we get home. As a result, many people deal with back issues that they simply cannot get rid of on their own.
Becoming more active does not have to require you to exercise for hours and hours every single day. In fact, all you have to do is stretch every couple of hours just to get your muscles going so that they do not become stiff. You might even want to get your co-workers involved by going for walks on your lunch hour or just stretching at the office. There are also devices that you can install on your desk that enable you to bring your computer up off of the desk so that you can work while standing up, this is also great for back pain.
Back support devices are also ideal for those who deal with chronic back pain problems due to the type of work that they do. These devices can be purchased on the Internet or even locally depending on where you live. Make sure to ask your doctor about your back problems so that they can rule out anything more major that you may not even be aware of. Once you begin to attack your back pain problems, you can get your life back on track and feel better about yourself no matter what type of job you happen to be doing. This is even great for those who work from home on a computer and sit for very long periods of time without getting much of a break at all.
As anyone who suffers from back pain knows, a painful back can make it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Some easy stretching can help to release tension and to boost circulation. There are even some back stretches you can do while lying down.
Lower Back Stretches
Lie on your back and pull both of your knees to your chest. At the same time bring your head forward towards your knees, so that you feel curled up like a ball. You can hug your knees while you are in this stretch. Breathe slowly and deeply in this position for 20-30 seconds and feel a stretch in the back. Release slowly. This stretch can also help to develop lumbar support.
Then lie on your back and bend the knees, keeping your heels on the floor. Placing both hands behind one knee, just above the knee joint, bring that knee to your chest and breathe deeply a few times. Release the stretch and repeat on the other leg.
Stretches for the Neck
To stretch a stiff neck and upper back, try this simple neck stretch. When sitting down or standing, exhale and slowly bring your chin towards your chest. Stay in that position for a moment. You should feel a stretch in the back of the neck but you should not force the position if it feels uncomfortable.
To stretch the sides of the neck, bend the head slowly to one side as if you were trying to get the ear to touch your shoulder, and feel a stretch on the opposite side of the neck. Slowly bring the head up and then stretch the other side.
Some exercising can relieve most types of back pain. Movement usually helps to release tension in the muscles and the joints. Abdominal exercises are also important as strong stomach muscles provide back support.
Stretching should not feel painful at all so you should never force any movements. Always breathe deeply when stretching and do the stretches slowly without forcing or bouncy movements. Hold the stretches for 20 to 30 seconds and repeat a few times.