Many people who start off with underlying back weakness go through repeated bouts of back pain. This is usually because of a combination of poor posture and excessive stresses they place on their back.
We know different positions and loads affect our back and can lead to back problems but we can teach ourselves how to minimise those stresses.
How we sit and stand is extremely important and it can really affect our ability to cope with back pain.
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Standing upright with head facing forward, keeping our back straight and avoiding slouching goes a long way towards minimising back problems.
At work if you're working at a bench ensure it is high enough for you to stand with a comfortable working posture and more importantly you can stand upright.
If working at a desk, it should be of adequate height with plenty of leg space so you are close enough to sit upright and work comfortably. There should also be enough room beneath work surface so you can get close enough to your work without having to bend forward and allowing plenty of room for your legs and feet.
Try to move about as much as possible, as sitting in one position for long periods of time can cause aching, stiffness and back pain. If sitting at a desk for long periods of time, invest in a good chair which has good lumber support and assists you in sitting upright.