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

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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people in California and across the country transitioned to working from home amid COVID-19, office furniture may have been replaced by makeshift desks and household chairs.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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