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September 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

This is serious.

My colleague Jack was having severe back pains. It was so bad that he had to take a week off. He told me that the most valuable possession in his house was his  Zero Gravity The Perfect Chair . If he had to give everything away, the chair would be the last item to go. He sometimes slept on that chair because he couldn’t sleep on his bed due to terrible lower back pain.

Another coworker of mine has been trying “working while standing”. He too has been suffering back pain since a very young age.

My rough estimate is that about between 1/4 and 1/3 of my colleagues in the office have experienced back pains.

I think we office workers spend way too much time sitting in front of computer with bad postures. That’s a lot of pressure on our fragile backs.

I haven’t had major back problems. But, I do have a sore back after I hold my baby daughter for too long because I have to slightly bend my back.

According to Esther Gokhale, author of 8 Steps to a Pain-Free Back: Natural Posture Solutions for Pain in the Back, Neck, Shoulder, Hip, Knee, and Foot (Remember When It Didn’t Hurt) , the main problem for back problem is posture. Apparently, a lot of Googlers have back problems, and they have invited the author to give a talk. Here is the excellent talk given by Esther Gokhale. .

If you don’t have back problems, that’s great. But, make sure you work on your posture. If you’ve already experienced back pains, take it seriously. This is something that could seriously affect your quality of life and your career.

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