It’s not just the physically demanding occupations that put individuals at risk for developing herniated discs. Those whose job requires them to sit at a desk or computer for long periods of the day, are susceptible to herniated disc if they have poor posture. Posture plays a vital role in keeping your back the way it should be. After many years and long periods of sitting in a chair with poor posture, degeneration in the spine cartilage and spinal discs can occur. If the spine is flexed or bent in a way that is not a proper, supportive sitting position, it puts added weight on the vertebrae and spinal discs. This added weight means added pressure to the spinal discs, which can cause them to rupture and leak fluid on to the vertebrae. Herniated discs are common in people in their 30’s and 40’s who have spent most of their years sitting in a poor-posture position. Truck drivers, cab drivers and other types of transportation employees are also at risk of having poor posture during their daily occupation making them susceptible to herniated discs later in their lives. Allowing the spine to maintain “proper posture” position during work hours will decrease the chance of developing back issues due to poor posture.