Is anybody else here getting back pain from studying?
I don't really know what I'm doing wrong.
Maybe you have too much on your mind? (drum roll)
In all seriousness, I'll get a little sore if I hunch over a lot. It also doesn't help if you're generally inactive. Go for a jog or something once a day. Muscle atrophy is a serious problem in your back. Try sitting up straight.
I dunno, just advice.
I tend to be relatively active, I go to the gym to stay fit here and there. But I haven't really done much at all since Thursday to be honest hehe; else than the gym on Friday at least.
I'm not a big fan of jogging either, I would rather do a fun activity that is physically demanding (muay thai/boxing/table tennis :D). I did too much jogging as a younger teenager and frankly I'm sick of it. haha
By the way, I asked my brother why I have back pain and he recommended I should sit back a little bit more and put a pillow or something behind my lower back.
Thanks for the advice. ^.^
How's your gait? Seriously, check the back of your shoes to see if you are pronating or supinating.
If you slump while studying, that can be a problem. You should sit in a posture such that your lower back is arched normally.
A mini book-stand that can fit on your desk can help get your materials at the right angle to read comfortably, and a nice bright reading lamp can get your pupils stopped down to the point at which you can read comfortably at a range of distances. These are both essential, IMO. Subtle compensation for poor lighting or poor reading angle using your upper spine/neck can cause pain.
If these don't turn you around, I'd suggest getting a pair of "rock and tone" type walking shoes that exercise more of the muscles in your lower body when you're walking around campus. I do not recommend Sketchers because the substrate of the sole is very spongy and compressible. I am an average-weight person, and I find them too soft. Someone who is a bit overweight or who is carrying a lot of extra muscle-mass might find them even more problematic.
My gait is pretty straight.
Now that I can work from home, I work in an La-Z boy with a laptop on my lap. Desks don't do it for me, I have to get up constantly to keep my back moving.
Thanks for your reply, its funny my back has been bothering me a bit today and you updated my topic just on time.
I'm personally not the person that likes to visit the doctor for my problems. I'll usually go on the internet and research the problem myself since I rarely perceive my problems as a big deal.
I found that no matter how much I try to force myself into good posture I still end up with a little strain here and there. A La-Z boy sounds great! BUT, its not ideal for math and paper. I've tried doing the whole bed thing, but it also gets uncomfortable..
Try using one of them bead covers designed for car seats!
Works for me and I cant sand up Ha! Good recommendation.
Thanks for your reply, I did research on the whole topic and I think its a deviation from your normal spine curve. If that's the case then I don't believe bead covers will be a proper solution.
Edit: I don't know if you meant you can't "sTand up," either way that made me wonder how people who can't stand up don't get chronic back pain.
Chiropractors are are not *real* mds. Nano, go to an orthopedist or neurologist, do not risk going to a chiropractor.
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