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Easy Ways to Relieve Neck & Back Pain at Work

Make Your Workday Less Stressful on Your Neck & Back

It's a fact of modern life that most of us spend a significant portion of our day sitting in front of a computer -- whether you work from home or in a traditional office setting. A sedentary lifestyle can contributes to many spine conditions including back pain, neck pain, facet syndrome, and more. Creating a good ergonomic working space is an important part of protecting your overall health.

The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines workplace ergonomics as: "The science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population."

Unfortunately, most workspaces are set up in ways that contribute to -- rather than prevent -- physical aches, pains and even injuries. Have you considered how the arrangement of your chair, desk, computer and general work space may be contributing to pain in your neck, shoulders, wrists and lower back? Consider the suggested improvements below to help maximize your productivity, efficiency, and comfort while you work.

Declutter your desktop

Seat yourself properly

Keep your upper body in a neutral position 

Avoid neck and eye strain 

Get up & move around! 

A note on laptops: 

Both at home and, increasingly in offices, laptop use is on the rise. Unfortunately, their design is inherently not ergonomically-friendly.  When the screen is at a comfortable height and distance the keyboard is not, and vice versa. If you use a laptop for sustained periods of time, the addition either an external monitor or an external keyboard would be beneficial. Of course, the same guidelines for chair placement and body angles apply.

Non-Surgical Pain Treatment at Busch Chiropractic Fort Wayne

Consider the amount of time you spend seated in front of your computer each day and what steps you could take to make that less stressful on your body. If you are experiencing pain and discomfort from prolonged use of a poorly designed work space, let us help. At Busch Chiropractic Fort Wayne, we can identify the source of your pain and our non-surgical treatments can help heal your body and prevent future pain. No matter what demands you are placing on your body, our goal is for you to always be comfortable and pain-free.

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