We’ve known for a long time that a sedentary lifestyle is detrimental to health. Unfortunately, many of us find ourselves living a sedentary life due in part because of our work. Anyone who works on a computer 8 or more hours a day can tell you that finding time for physical activity can be difficult. Many computer workers end up coming to us for minimally invasive spine surgery in Houston TX. Turns out, standing at their desks for brief periods throughout the day could have helped them avoid our surgical solutions.
A recent study in Australia found that office workers who stood at their desk for 30 minutes before sitting for 30 minutes, and continuing that sequence throughout their day, had an improvement in their spinal health, as well as an improvement in their focus and productivity. That’s part of the reason more offices are offering standing desk options to their workers, giving them some relief from the endless sitting required for them to complete their jobs. If you’ve been experiencing back pain on the job, talk to your employer or HR department about being able to get a standing desk installed for yourself. Follow the same protocol the Australian workers used and see how it improves your back health.
If this doesn’t work for you, though, you may need to consider coming to our office for minimally invasive spine surgery in Houston TX. We can help alleviate your pain and help heal the damage that has been done to your back. If you would like to explore this option more, make an appointment with our team today. We can help!