Don’t stand for back pain! How electric standing desks help

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Don’t stand for back pain! How electric standing desks help

You’ve tried everything that you can to ease back pain that you’re almost at the point where you’re ready to simply accept it as a part of life.

Hot compress? Check

Memory foam pillow? Check.

Frequent massages? Check.

And yet, nothing’s having an effect.

No matter your efforts, you still feel that throbbing pain in your neck, shoulders, and all the way through to your lower back every time you sit.

You’re  not alone – 4 million people in Australia have some sort of back problem that causes serious discomfort or which negatively impacts productivity in the workplace.

What few people realise that one of the major causes for their back pain is spending a lot of time seated.

Luckily, you won’t have to worry about that with an electric standing desk!

The link between sitting and back pain

A lot of people don’t realise, but there’s a direct link between sitting and lower back pain:

  • Sitting compresses the muscles in your back
  • Bad posture, which is reinforced when sitting, leads to back pain
  • Sitting strains the discs in our spines

Sitting down can cause and exacerbate these types of issues – spend more time standing however, and you might find yourself feeling a lot less back pain!

It’s a small change to your habits, but it’s one that can benefit your health in the long-run with a huge range of physical benefits (as well as a couple of psychological ones too).

And if you want to alleviate your back pain and better improve your health, an electric standing desk is what you exactly need – but more on that in just a moment!

Muscle strain

Oftentimes, back pain stems from muscle strain. Excess pressure in the muscles can be due to the strain, tension and even the injury from lifting a heavy object.

What many people don’t realise is that sitting down too much can also lead to muscle strain!

Sitting down for extended periods compresses the muscles in your lower back.

Worse, it also weakens them – the human body runs on a “use it or lose it” principle (which is why exercise is so important).

Sitting deconditions your back muscles, making them more prone to injury if you decide to start working out again.

Sitting can cause disc problems

Your spine contains rubbery intervertebral discs that sit between the vertebrae in your spine and which are filled with liquid.

Their purpose is twofold:

  1. To enable you to move your spine
  2. To act as shock absorbers

Sitting too much doesn’t just strain the muscles – it can also put pressure on these discs. In some cases, it can cause these discs to slip or rupture.

Sitting compresses your back, forcing the now-exposed vertebrae to touch (and causing pain)

While it won’t fix the issue (only a physio can), a standing desk does reduce the need to sit, helping you avoid the pain and keep focused on your work.

Incorrect posture

Just to be clear, sitting down doesn’t automatically lead to bad posture (and by extension, posture-related back pain) – the problem is that very few office workers have a sufficiently ergonomic setup!

An ergonomic workstation needs to tick a whole bunch of different boxes:

  • The top of your screen should  to be at eye level
  • Your arms need to rest at a 90-degree angle
  • You should be able to work without craning your neck

Fail to meet these conditions, and your body compensates. You start slouching, you bunch your shoulders, and you crane your neck to see your work.

Bad posture becomes the norm, and has a massive impact going forward. It results in back pain thanks to an unequal distribution of weight that puts greater strain on your shoulders and back.

Our height-adjustable desks allow you to set up a truly ergonomic workstation that results in less pain and more productivity!

standing desksHow can an electric standing desk help alleviate your back pain?

A lot of the problems we mentioned above are made worse by sitting. Cut the sitting down however, and you may find yourself experiencing far fewer symptoms!

Of course, it’s a little bit hard to do that while you’re at work. After all, most work setups simply aren’t very conductive towards standing.

A standing desk can help – and if you’re thinking about adding one to your workstation, may we suggest an electric one?

Customise your height with the press of a button

A traditional standing desk requires you to fiddle with knobs and levers if you want to adjust between sitting and standing (as you should be) or customise your desk to fit you.

While it works, it’s a bit of a pain!

An electric standing desk, on the other hand? That’s another story!

At the push of a button, you’ll be able to cycle between different heights and find the perfect, most ergonomic height that lets you alleviate your back pain.

Memory settings

Of course, that isn’t the only reason to go for an electric sit-stand desk – our desks also feature memory settings that allow you to easily set your preferred height.

Each desk has memory settings that let you save a number of heights, meaning you can get straight to work (whether it’s seated or standing) without wasting time optimising your desk height every time. 

Optional extras

While certain extras like desk cable trays and monitor arms can be built into any standing desk (or any desk at all, for that matter), there are other extras that only work with an electric standing desk.

Take power sockets, for example.

Many of our clients request built-in electrical sockets, USB ports and ethernet ports in their height-adjustable desks.

However, these require electricity to work.

A traditional standing desk might not work with this – however, an electric standing desk is a different story!

Suits a variety of industries

The beautiful thing about standing desks is that they’re suitable across a whole range of office- and desk-based industries.

No matter your job title, a standing desk has your back!

Corporate, healthcare, education and even public service and Government – height adjustable desks can fit in just about any workplace thanks to their flexibility and durability.

With powerful motors and hydraulics, you can complete any task at hand, in comfort, with an electric standing desk from Ergomotion.

Our electric standing desks have your back!

Make the switch today and banish back pain!

While they may not be a cure for back pain, a height-adjustable desk can help minimise pain and let you keep your focus on your work, and not on the pain in your lower back.

Explore our range of standing desks here – and please be in touch if you’ve got any questions. Give us a call on (03) 9579 1454 or fill in this form – we’d love to chat!


Google Reviews

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Google Reviews

Jill 24/07/21

Google
Great service, fantastic desk, making life so much easier. Thanks Guy.

Charles Anthony 20/07/21

Google
Absolutely amazing products and service. The build quality and finish of the desks more than justify the cost, while Guy's service and communication are icing on the cake. I did a heap of shopping around before buying and am so glad I went with Ergomotion for my home-office.

Bahriddin Abdiev 12/07/21

Google
One of my colleagues recommended this company and I bought eDesk with basic configurations except the desktop size (Elegant Oak 1500x750) before the end of financial year so I am using it for about 20 days. Overall experience is so far pretty good. Pros: + Solid timber frame and good quality top + Support via phone was great and honest. Guy suggested to go basic config when I asked his recommendation although he could try to sell me more expensive extras. + Assembling is super simple and took me less than an hour. + Guy emailed me yesterday asking if I am able to write review here. In exchange he offered... NOTHING. And that's right. Great products shouldn't need bribery IMHO. Concerns (not a con): - You can find similar products which costs less in OfficeWorks and other retailers. However as I was not sure about their quality, I chose this one.

Amal Sasi 17/07/21

Google
I was looking for an standing desk for my wife as she works from home most of the time, that's when we came across ergomotion. Guy was extremely helpful and walked us through the different products that he offered. The desk that we purchased has a great built quality and served the purpose. We will definitely recommend ergomotion and it's a good investment in a long term.

Max Finkel 12/07/21

Google
Very pleased with my desk and customer experience. Guy was very helpful and a pleasure to deal with. Would recommend.

All the Right Moves 09/07/21

Google
Guy from Ergomotion was a pleasure to deal with. I had a table made of 150 year old floorboards and wanted to keep it but being over 3 meters and very heavy most sit / standing desk businesses could not accommodate as was too difficult for them, or the price was not justifiable. When the frame arrived the quality was top notch and exceeded my very fussy expectations. Then Guy helped me program the automatic height settings and now I am crazy happy. I truly believe the workforce will be continuing to go in the direction of sit stand desks. Picture attached at standing height.

Katie Jamieson 08/07/21

Google
Fantastic service and Guy was super helpful. Desk is easy to use and great quality. I would definitely buy from Ergomotion again.

Debbie Dorfan 04/07/21

Google
Really pleased with my purchase. Received my desk 2 days after ordering it. Set up was simple as Guy ensured everything was aligned correctly. Aesthetically it looks great & is so easy to use that it is effortless to switch between sitting & standing. Fantastic service & product that I wouldn't hesitate to recommend

Anjul Khera 02/07/21

Google
I was looking for a standing desk that was sturdy and didn’t make a lot of motorised noise when moving the table. Came across Ergomotion via google reviews and I’m glad I bought it from Guy at Ergomotion. It has been a week of using the table and I am loving it. Guy is super kind and accommodating. I ended up making a change at the very last minute and Guy was helpful in understanding my need for raising the request and helping me with a custom table size of 1200. Really happy with the purchase. And the icing on the cake is the table comes fully assembled.

Adam Deutsch 03/06/21

Google
Guy was incredibly helpful, patiently explaining to me all the sit/stand desk options available and advising which one would be best suited to my needs. This took a lot of stress out of the purchasing decision. In addition his post sale customer service is excellent! I am incredibly happy with the sit/stand desk and monitor arms. Thanks Guy for all your help. Work from home is now alot more enjoyable:)
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