Ergonomics is the design of our environment with the goal of making it more efficient and comfortable. Given that we spend two-thirds of our time at the workplace and in bed, it makes sense to discuss how we can improve these environments to lessen back pain. Media outlets run stories on how back pain can be lessened by sitting less, repositioning our computer screens, and changing our office chairs. If our workplace can be the cause of back pain, then surely we can modify our workplace to prevent back pain, right?
Actually, no. While altering our environments can help, it's only a part of the story.