With so many of us hunched over a computer at work all day it is not wonder that so many of us end up with back problems. Being sat at a desk all day can lead to poor posture and cause painful back and neck pain.
I was reading an article recently by spinal surgeon Colin Natali who provided some useful tips to avoid back pain caused by sitting at your desk at work all day.
He stated that one of the most important things is to maintain good posture. Your employer should provide you with a suitable chair. The seat height should be adjusted so that you can get close enough to your computer so your knees are approximately bent to 90 degrees and your thighs are parallel to the floor so that the hip angle is 90 degrees. You should have support to your lower back. Finally you should avoid prolonged sitting in front of your computer and regularly stand up and walk around.
All of this advice should help avoid back pain and your employer should ensure that they have suitable seating for you at your work.