Prolonged sitting puts more than normal pressure on your discs, which in turn puts your back at risk of damage.
Office workers, who spend a lot of their time at a desk or computer for hours and hours , without breaks, are extremely vulnerable to back pain.
The same goes to anyone who may be bed-bound or unable to move around due to an illness or condition.
Your back becomes vulnerable to stress due to your back and stomach muscles not being exercised regularly or not being moved.
You then end up with stiff joints, ligaments and muscles with restricted blood flow which can then cause more problems to you condition.
It’s actually not just the inactive that are vulnerable, even if you are pretty fit without continual breaks and movement of your spine, just about anyone can end up with a problem.
Unfortunately for women and fans of high heels, experts have found that they can also cause unnatural stress on the spinal muscles and ligaments so if you can wear lower heels or even flats during the day, your back will be stronger.