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Physical Activity Prevents Low Back Pain

While almost any job can expose workers to the potential for low back pain, desk jobs seem to be one of the more pervasive. Sitting most of the day in front of computers can take their toll on both back and neck muscles.

A recent study looked at how daily physical activity can alleviate low back pain for young women (20-40 years) working in the office setting. The study divided the women into “low”, “moderate” and “high” physical activity groups. The study found that those in the “moderate” experienced the least amount of low back pain.

The study concluded that “a moderate level of daily physical activity and preventing body weight and fat gain should be recommended in young, female desk-job workers in order to prevent and manage low back pain.” Talk to your doctor of chiropractic for exercises and other activities that can help address your low back pain.

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