The more time we spend seated in the office the more sustained is the weight load we put on our hips and buttocks and if in addition, our seated posture is poor we are building up problems for the future.
For the greater part of the day, the heaviest part of our body, the head, arms and trunk are pushing their combined weight onto the lumbar vertebra, hips and sacral bones at the base of the spine. While seated the legs are idle giving virtually no support to the rest of the body – Wham! Congestion, pressure is created on the lower body organs, bones and vertebra and the sacral nerve plexus. – fluid, fuel and waste flow all slow down and/or stagnate in the lumbar/pelvic area, in cells, organs, muscles, blood and lymph vessels.
It is not surprising that one of the most common areas which cause problems in office workers is lower back pain (lumbago) and pain down the leg (sciatica).
Correct sitting posture while working at a desk will distribute the upper body weight evenly down the spine and into the hips and will go a long way to preventing future problems as will daily exercise, working the lower back and hips.
Regular acupressure chair treatments help to loosen up and increase the flow of blood and fluids in the lumbar/sacral area and can reduce these problems.