Vertebral column carries 350 percent of body weight in sitting position [Archives:2008/1198/Local News]

October 13 2008

Almigdad Mojalli
SANA'A, Oct. 12 ) Neurosurgeons stated that the backbone of someone sitting at a work desk carried the equivalent of 350 percent of that person's body weight, and explained that this was a common cause of back pain, during the Sixth Arab Spine Conference held from 11 to13 October in Sana'a.

“The backbone carries 350 percent of our body weight when we sit at our desks at work