If you sit for a prolonged length of time it puts more pressure on your discs, which in turn puts your back and spine at risk from damage and can cause a flare up of your pain.
Office workers, who spend a lot of their time at a desk or computer for hours on end and without breaks are one of the most vulnerable to experience back pain as well as RSI in their hands and fingers.
The same goes to anyone who may be bed-bound or unable to move around due to an illness or condition. Blood clots can form in your legs so always make sure you wear the stockings given to you or try to move your feet around in a circle regularly as you lie on the bed.
Your back becomes vulnerable to stress due to your back and stomach muscles not being exercised regularly or not being moved which has a knock on effect to other joints in your body. You can end up with stiff joints, ligaments and muscles problems.
They say that it’s not just the inactive that are vulnerable, even if you are fit, without regular breaks and movement of your spine, just about anyone can end up in pain.
Unfortunately for women experts have found that high heels can also cause unnatural stress on the spinal muscles and ligaments so if you can wear lower heels or even flats during the day it will help keep your back straighter.