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How a Standing Desk Can Help Alleviate Back Pain
Today, most jobs require a lot of desk time, leaving you sitting in front of a computer or in meetings for long periods. Poor posture or even just being in a sitting position for too long can cause low back and neck pain.

Up to 90% more pressure is put on your back when you sit than when you stand. If you’re like most people, when you sit you usually do so in ways that create pressure or tension in the back or neck. It’s rare to find a person with excellent posture all the time when they sit down to eat, work or drive.

Standing desks–a way to alleviate back pain
Standing desks have been more and more popular recently, and for good reason. Using a standing desk and moving more throughout the day has been shown to improve back pain. Many who use a sit-stand desk relay that it has greatly alleviated their lower back pain. How does it do this? There are a couple of ways that this tool can help.

A standing desk takes the pressure off of your lower back
Sitting for prolonged periods of time can cause increased stress of the back, neck, arms and legs. On top of that, poor posture can put a tremendous amount of pressure on the lower back, especially the back muscles and spinal discs, and overstretch the spinal ligaments.

A standing desk takes the pressure off the back and allows you to ease the stress and impact that sitting can make on your spine, discs and ligaments. You can go back and forth between sitting and standing, which allows you to move more freely and change or relax the tension in your back muscles.

Moving and stretching on a regular basis throughout the day will help keep your muscles, ligaments and tendons loose, which in turn will help you feel more comfortable and relaxed. A standing desk allows for this much more than the usual set up with a sedentary chair and desk or table.

A standing desk can be adjusted to allow you to have optimal posture
A standing desk can allow your head, neck, and spine to be aligned. Adjust the desk so that your head is slightly back, your hips are facing straight ahead, and your spine is relaxed in the “S” curve. You should be able to rest your wrists flat on the desk with your elbows at a 90-degree angle from your body. Your monitor should be at or below your eye level.

Get a consultation for back pain
If you have chronic back or neck pain, a standing desk can certainly help. But a consultation at Long Island Spine Specialists will help to determine the exact cause.

With decades of experience among our specialists, we are recognized as leading spine surgeons in New York and throughout the country. Our expertise begins with a consultation, where you will find fully present and engaged doctors who are there to discover the cause of your pain and see you through the process of resolving and healing it. You can live a life free of back pain. Call us today for a consultation.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Dear Patients:

Our patients, employees and family are our top priority at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

We ask you to not visit any of our locations if you have symptoms such as fever, sneezing, coughing and possible shortness of breath.

Please cancel your appointment and re-schedule once you are feeling better and are no longer suffering with symptoms.

Only non-symptomatic patients will be seen. No exceptions.

Accompanying family members – including children – are asked to remain in the waiting area and will not be allowed to enter the exam rooms.

During this time of high concern regarding the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) we are taking extra precautions to maintain the highest possible standards of safety and cleanliness. Please be advised that we are carefully following recommendations from both the CDC and WHO and are here to help guide you through this time if needed.

Some steps we are taking to keeping safe:

  1. We know how important cleanliness is and always maintain the highest standards of cleanliness. To further offer you peace of mind, we have increased the frequency of the cleaning of our office.
  2. Rest assured that hand washing is strictly followed. Hand sanitizer is available to all staff and patients.
  3. Additionally, if you have recently traveled to a country with high rates of the coronavirus or have been on a cruise, please reschedule your visit for at least 14 days from your return date. We will gladly accommodate your needs to reschedule. At that time, a telehealth interface can be arranged if necessary.

Find up-to-date and accurate information on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website and feel free to reach out with questions.

- Your team at Long Island Spine Specialists, P.C.

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