A TOP physiotherapist revealed four everyday positions that can lead to back pain.
Trained physical therapist Sammy Margo said the poses could lead to complicated back problems in the future.
Hunched over the steering wheel
Mrs. Margo said that MailOnline that the hunched posture at the steering wheel could have negative effects on the health of the spine.
She said: “To protect your spine when driving, make sure your hips are back in your seat and your knees are slightly lower than your hips.”
Ms Margo explained that eye level should be above the steering wheel and the seat should be reclined slightly.
Slumped at the desk
Ms Margo told the Mail that the boom in working from home meant many Brits did not have a decent desk.
Ms Margo said: “The goal is to sit with your ear, shoulder and hips in line and your shoulders resting.”
She advised workers to sit with their butts against the back of a chair, feet flat on the floor, and the screen directly in front of them at eye level.
Ms. Margo also recommended regular breaks away from the desk.
Staring at the phone
Ms Margo identified a condition known as “tech neck,” which occurs from staring at a cell phone or similar device.
She said: “When you’re standing, make sure your ear, shoulder, hip and ankle are in line.”
Ms Margo also advised against checking your cell phone while walking. She also advised sitting down and looking at the screen when it’s at eye level.
Fall asleep on the sofa
Ms. Margo warned against falling asleep on the sofa after a hard day’s work.
She told the Mail it could result in an unnatural position of the back and spine.
She said the best sleeping position is on your side, which supports the natural curvature of the spine.
She advised anyone suffering from back pain to find the right treatment as soon as possible.
She said: “This could mean the difference between living in chronic pain for years and aging with a supple, healthy spine that allows you to continue enjoying all the activities you love.”