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

Big Dawg 13/08/22

Google
Bought sit, stand desk. Great product, fantastic service all at a reasonable price.

Jack Lu 12/08/22

Google
Guy was a pleasure to deal with from the beginning and catered to my specifications. The quality of the table was amazing! I’ve seen some other desks from other manufacturers which were extremely flimsy, unstable and poorly constructed. The product was custom built and received very promptly as well. Thanks again Guy, I know where I’ll be heading the next time I’m in need of a desk!

Claudia Franceschini 05/08/22

Google
My young son adores his sit stand desk from Ergomotion, we are very happy with the quality and we love that his desk will grow with him into his adult years. Guy was a pleasure to deal with. We highly recommend.

JT 30/07/22

Google
Guy provided an e-desk for me. I used it with a natural bamboo tabletop 180cm in width and it works wonderfully. Guy was very responsive with a qeury i had about the product - i couldnt ask for more. Highly recommended.

Michael Dao 21/07/22

Google
Guy has been one of the most helpful people in helping me setting up my brand new desk frame. He guided me on where to find the best quality desktops to add onto the desk legs.

Desiree Inez Roque 07/07/22

Google
Guy was an absolute professional from start to finish. Very seamless process with ordering to pick up taking less than 24hrs.

Guy will take the time to understand your requirements, communicates clearly and will not try to upsell items you don’t require. Instructions to put together are clear and the videos on the website are helpful too.

We are extremely happy with our purchases. Desks are well designed and built. We love our new desks and would happily recommend Ergomotion.

Thanks Guy and all the best!

Nathan Byren 01/07/22

Google
**Reposting from my personal account.**

I spoke to Guy shortly after moving to Australia to get some information about their standing desks. I'd been on the hunt for one for a while and was struggling to find something that seemed to be good quality while still being reasonably priced.

Guy answered all my questions confidently and clearly, checked their stock levels since I was looking at a hardwood desktop not specified on their site and got back to me promptly with all the information.

When I was ready to go ahead with the order, it was a quick phone call and my order was on it's way. When the delivery seemed as though it might take longer than expected, Guy dropped the desk with me himself.

I put the desk together which was a very simple process - although a powered screw driver would have made the job much easier for me, I left all my tools in South Africa when I moved over and haven't built up a collection again just yet. The desk has been great and will get I'm sure, many years of happy use!

I highly recommend Ergomotion as a brand! Guy's service is a strong addition to an already great product.

Joshua Brown 01/07/22

Google
Guy was just a pleasure to deal with. Excellent knowledge and advice which followed through to excellent after sales. The e-desk is very sturdy, easy to use and looks great. Great job Guy and thank you

Simona Scarparo 19/06/22

Google
I love my Ergomotion stand up desk! It is easy to set up and is made of quality materials. However, the best part of the purchase was the excellent customer service I received. Guy (the owner) came out in the pouring rain to measure the boot of my car to make sure I could pick the desk up (fully assembled) and it would fit. I ordered the desk on a Monday and it was ready by Tuesday morning. He helped loading the desk in my car, removed a leg so that it could fit and explained how to put the leg back in, which was very straightforward and did not need any tools. If you are considering buying a stand up desk, I would definitely recommend Ergomotion.

Sue Fraser 14/06/22

Google
Guy was lovely to deal with. He was prompt and courteous in all his communication. He was happy for us to look at the desk before purchase. Once ordered, the desk arrived so quickly. Guy set it all up and we are extremely happy with the product. Thanks Guy for your great service and care.
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