Being Mindful Of Posture At Work
Many people sit all day at work and need to be mindful of how they sit to reduce sciatic nerve pain. Some tips for keeping the spine in proper alignment while sitting include not crossing the legs over one another, keeping the feet flat on the floor, keeping the hips and knees at a forty-five-degree angle, and moving chairs with wheels around as a single unit instead of turning and twisting the spine to reach for objects. It is also helpful to keep the back and buttocks against the chair to relieve spinal pressure. Using an ergonomic chair is ideal because it usually offers better support. In addition, getting up once in a while for a brief walk and even for a hamstring stretch can relieve sciatic nerve pain.