Back Safety Quiz

Can you answer these questions?

Which of the following should you avoid to reduce strain on your spine when sitting for long hours?
  • (A)  Adjust your chair such that your feet are on the floor
  • (B)  Cross your legs at the knee
  • (C)  Place a seat wedge or a folded pillow under you
  • (D)  Take short breaks at least once an hour
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Correct answer is:
  • (B)  Cross your legs at the knee
Crossing your legs at the knee changes the natural pelvic position and puts all the pressure on to just one of your hip muscles and stresses the sciatic nerve- both attached to your lower back. This can cause long term nerve irritation and back pain.
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