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Are you located in Renton WA and struggling with lower back pain? Lower back pain can arise easily from sitting for long periods of time. Unfortunately, there are many occupations that require sitting at a desk all day. Hughes Chiropractic and Massage in Renton WA believes that after sitting for a few hours, it is necessary to get up and move around.

The AMA (American Medical Association) noticed the growing issue and has created ideas to try and solve this issue for employees. One idea was to convince the employers to make a change in the options employees have. Standing desks, for example, can be used to prevent sitting-related lower back injuries.


Sitting for an occupation or for long periods of time every day can also be related to obesity or other health concerns. Sitting is a very common action that is involved in daily activities. Eating, watching TV, working, playing video games, driving a car, or even browsing the internet are all activities in which you are most likely sitting down.

A study at Duke University came to the consensus that workers that have a BMI of 40 or higher were responsible for filing double the amount of compensation claims than that of other employees. These higher BMI individuals also required medical bills that were 7% higher. Obese employees are also 13 times more likely to miss a day of work then a nonobese employee.


The AMA is also advertising their new product to try to fight against employees sitting down for the entire workday. The product is an app on your phone. It is known as Hotseat and was designed and created by Fran Melmed. In the app, you must sync your work schedule to a calendar. The app is designed to allow for a number of 2-minute breaks throughout the employees day.

The treadmill desk is also a rather popular way to prevent lower back pain. This design features a standing desk with a treadmill underneath. It allows the employee to exercise while at the workstation. There are a few simple methods to also help your back pain. Walking after meals and parking farther from the door in the morning offer small chances to strengthen your back and prevent pain.

Feel free to call our team at Hughes Chiropractic and Massage today, we would love to provide more information and answer any questions you have.

How Do Our Patients Feel About Us?
  • "I absolutely love getting adjusted by Dr. Hughes!!! The relief I feel instantly afterwards is incredible! Dr. Hughes is so caring and thoughtful, I really appreciate her, and her ability to ease my back and neck pain. The staff is always so nice, helpful and welcoming! Also, Jeannie Anderst, is really great at massages, I appreciate her help and kindness."

    - Sharon R.
  • "I’m so glad I chose Dr. Hughes for treatment. I felt better immediately and she is very good at what she does. We agreed to a modest treatment plan and there never any pressure to add anything unnecessary. Great experience."

    - Tim F.
  • "Dr. Hughes has helped me immensely with my pain and range of motion. I never though it would be possible to go about my day without some occurrence of neck or back pain and I’m happy to say that is not true!! I referred my sister and I would refer anyone else out there in need of a chiropractor!"

    - Annelise Z.
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