Do you suffer from lower back pain? You're in good company – at least 80% of people will suffer from this condition at some point in their lives. Fortunately, you can help prevent back problems with a few common-sense measures.
When standing: Maintain a neutral pelvic position, and avoid rounding your back. Avoid hunching your shoulders and tensing your neck when you are stressed. Wear comfortable, low-heeled shoes – high heels put pressure on your lower back. When sitting: Use a seat with good lower back support. Keep your knees and hips level. When lifting: Hold the load close to your body, keep your back straight and bend at the knees. Let your legs take most of the strain. Avoid lifting and twisting simultaneously.