August 13, 20185:06 AM ET
Heard on Morning Edition
Michaeleen Doucleff 2016 square
Credit: Lily Padula for NPR
My back hurts when I sit down.
It’s been going on for 10 years. It really doesn’t matter where I am — at work, at a restaurant, even on our couch at home. My lower back screams, “Stop sitting!”
To try to reduce the pain, I bought a kneeling chair at work. Then I got a standing desk. Then I went back to a regular chair because standing became painful…