Can Prolonged Standing Lead to Back Pain?

Patient

Q: Is it unhealthy if you are standing 10 to 12 hours a day for the past 2 weeks?

Doctor

A:   Prolonged standing is defined as standing continuously for ~8 hours in one day (no sitting or other activity). Yes, it is unhealthy because it will eventually take its toll on your lower back and cause back pain. Try to walk or sit every npw and then and also do back strengthening exercises. I hope this helps.

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