Strengthen your core to help prevent and treat back pain while working remotely

Dr. Russell Amundson
Dr. Russell Amundson UnitedHealthcare As many people in California and across the country transitioned to working from home amid COVID-19, office furniture may have been replaced by makeshift desks and household chairs. The dining room table or a spot on the couch, however, may not have the same ergonomic design as a traditional office setup, which may have contributed to a spike in lower back pain since COVID-19 emerged. About 80% of people experience lower back issues at least once, with pain ranging from a minor nuisance to a major disability. When severe pain lingers, people may think about seeking a prescription to help – however, clinical guidelines recommend avoiding these medications as the initial treatment for lower back pain. Unfortunately, low back pain ranks a
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