3 Quick Tips to Improve Back Pain When Sitting

Adrienne Burdette April 13, 2020 No Comments

April 13th, 2020 by Compiled by numerous media and web sources.

More and more people are moving from the office and opting to (or are required to) work from home. This growing shift is resulting in an increased phenomena of back pain when sitting.

The most likely culprit is an ill-designed office chair that forces your body to sit in an unnatural posture, leading to back pain. However, good posture techniques are equally crucial. 

Below are three posture tips to relieve back pain when sitting. 

1. Unlearn Bad Posture Habits that Cause Back Pain when Sitting

Good posture is not learned. Rather it is forgotten. When we were young children, our bodies had straight backs naturally. But years of sitting in the wrong shaped chairs forced us to hunch over our desks to do our school work. 

As a result, our bodies learned to align themselves improperly. Then, as we got older, we continued the same poor sitting habits. Our bodies knew some-thing was wrong — so they started screaming at us with back pain from sitting.

Good news! We can fight the curve — straighten up our backs once again — and get relief from back pain. Although Kailo can definitely help with easing back pain, below are three posture tips.

The first thing we must do is unlearn the bad posture habits we learned as a child. And this actually begins in the hips.

Our backs are designed to be straight. Yet, now we bend them to get comfort-able. Rather, we should focus on bending our hips and keeping our backs straight — especially when sitting.

When asked, many people cannot even identify their hip joints. If you are un-sure where your hip joint is — stand on one leg and lift the other knee toward your chest. Your hip joint is what bends your leg in the air. This is where the majority of your bending should happen (along with your knees).

If you want to learn more about how the hips relate to posture, watch this instructive video: https://youtu.be/d4fInNeCdlE

Which brings us to the next tip.  


2. Practice Posture Mindfulness when Sitting

As mentioned, back pain when sitting often stems from an improper sitting posture.

When you are sitting, you need to be mindful of what your body is doing. Are you tense? Hunched? Is your back bent?

All these positions can exacerbate and cause your back pain.

Remember to keep your back straight. And relaxed. A straight spine does more than improve your appearance, it also causes the blood to flow better to your brain and other parts of your body. It also eases pain.

Children don't force good posture. It happens naturally. Allow your body to remember its childhood — before it learned bad posture habits.

When you are sitting at your desk, don't hunch over to get comfortable. You'll only make matters worse. Make sure your hips are bent in a manner to maintain a straight back. If you can't sit straight in your current chair, you may need to change more than your habits.  

3. Sit in a Chair that Promotes Healthy Posture

Many times, you cannot sit comfortably in your chair simply because it has a poor posture design.

Chairs that slant backward, force you to hunch over your desk and curve your back. A chair bottom ought to be perfectly flat or slanted slightly forward to ease back pain when sitting.

Here's a simple way to test your chair: grab a small ball (tennis ball or golf), and set it at the edge of the chair. If it rolls back, your chair is not level.

If you don't want to invest in a chair that is flat or slants forward, you can try a posture pillow to help with back pain from sitting. You'll want to choose a fairly firm cushion to set on your chair.

Sitts Posture Cushions has many cushion styles to choose from that can help improve your posture and decrease your pain. Learn more.

Need more relief?

Your Kailo pain patch is the perfect complement to good posture. When you are fighting back pain from sitting, you want to use all the weapons in your arsenal. 

How to use Kailo to relieve back pain: 

April 13th, 2020 by John Ford and compiled by numerous media and web sources.

Sit straight and apply Kailo.  

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