8 causes of back pain affecting office workers

Back pain

Back pain can range from a dull, constant ache to sudden, sharp pains. In many cases the pain is unconnected with any serious disease but rather results from a minor strain or slight nerve damage. Often this injury is sustained during regular activities in the home or office but sporting back injuries are also quite common.

Categories of back pain include Lower back pain, Middle back pain and Upper back pain

Common causes of back pain

8. Poor posture

So many people spend long hours sitting during their working hours. If a chair is not adjusted to provide effective back support and if you spend much of this time bent over the keyboard, you are likely to develop back pains develop.

7. Improper lifting

Strains to muscles or ligaments are regular causes of very strong pains in the lower back.

6. Whiplash and other accidental injuries

Whiplash injury is a type of neck injury caused by sudden movement of the head forwards, backwards or sideways. It occurs when the soft tissues in the neck become stretched and damaged

5. Rheumatic sources

If your back suddenly becomes very stiff and painful in the morning hours there is a good chance that this is a symptom of arthritis. Older people are the most likely to suffer arthritic back pains.

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