Sacroiliac Joint and Prolonged Sitting: Causes and Solutions

Prolonged sitting is one of the main causes of discomfort and pain in the lower back. Why do those who work sitting for a long time constantly complain of discomfort in the lower back? This question worries many who spend most of their working day at the computer. In this article, we'll look at what happens to the sacroiliac joint when you sit for long periods of time, why it causes discomfort, and how a table with a TEHNOTABLE lifting mechanism can help solve this problem.

What happens to the sacroiliac joint when sitting for a long time?

The sacroiliac joint is an important connection between the spine and the pelvis. It provides stability and cushioning during movement. When sitting for a long time, the sacrum, which is slightly above the coccyx, is displaced. This shift leads to tension and unpleasant sensations. Over time, this can lead to inflammation of the sacroiliac joint, causing pain that spreads up the entire back and down the legs.

Why do those who work sitting for a long time constantly complain of discomfort in the lower back?

The cause of the discomfort lies in a long static position, which creates a significant load on the muscles and joints. After several hours spent at the computer, the sacrum shifts, causing tension and inflammation. According to a 2015 research review, Sedentary behavior and low back pain: A systematic review, there is a strong relationship between the amount of time a person spends sitting and the intensity of low back pain. Research findings show that prolonged sitting significantly increases the risk of chronic back pain.

Advantages of using sit-stand desks

Reducing the load on the spine

The use of sit-stand tables allows you to reduce the load on the spine by 40%. This is achieved by regularly changing the position of the body, which helps to relax the muscles and reduce tension in the joints.

Improvement of the condition of the back

According to the study "Impact of a Sit-Stand Workstation on Chronic Low Back Pain" (2016), after only a few weeks of using sit-stand desks, 32% of cases improved their back condition and reduced or eliminated lower back pain. 60 people who used workstations with the possibility of alternating sitting and standing positions took part in the study. After 12 weeks, participants reported a significant reduction in lower back pain and an improvement in overall well-being.

Another CDC study entitled "Reducing Occupational Sitting Time and Improving Worker Health: The Take-a-Stand Project" (2011) showed that after 4 weeks of working in a dynamic posture, 54% of users got rid of upper back and neck pain . This study involved 87 workers using repositionable workstations. The results of the study confirmed that alternating sitting and standing positions during work significantly reduces discomfort in the upper back and neck, and also improves the general state of health.

Reducing the load on the neck area

Ergonomic worktops reduce the load on the neck and upper back (trapezius muscle). This is especially important for those who spend a lot of time at the computer, because the correct posture and placement of the monitor help to avoid neck strain.


The TEHNOTABLE table with a lifting mechanism is an excellent solution for organizing a healthy and productive workplace. The use of such tables allows you to reduce the load on the spine, improve the condition of the back, reduce the risk of diseases of the cardiovascular system and diabetes, and also increase the overall efficiency of work. Investing in the health and well-being of your employees will not only increase their productivity, but also improve their overall health.

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