Posture Problems In The Workplace
Backs were not designed to spend long periods of time in static positions such as sitting in a chair – a common feature of many modern work station environments. Spending many hours a day in front of a computer can lead to shoulder, arm, hand and neck problems, as well as issues with balance and coordination (Reference1), (Reference2).Read More
One study has found that over 45% of office workers experience neck pain.
Low back pain is one of the most common causes of disability among people of working age, and its impact on industry is enormous. Back problems (back pain albeit upper/mid or low back) are big contributors to lost productivity in the workplace. It’s been reported that after headaches and colds, back pain is the third most common reason for taking time off work.Read More
The work-related physical activities that are believed to be related to the onset of low back symptoms include working in the same position for extended periods, lifting heavy weights, bending and twisting.
Common Posture Problems
In severe cases, long term bad posture can lead to spine related problems.
The good news is that postural issues can be improved, and even, in some instances reversed.
When in a working environment that requires a lot of desk and computer work, make sure your workstation equipment is ergonomically sound. See ergonomic tips.
Take regular breaks – in fact you should take a 1 – 2 minute break every 30 minutes you spend sitting or standing at a desk or workstation.
High Road chiropractors can assess your spinal health and provide the chiropractic care needed to improve it.
Our chiropractors can also provide guidance on some exercises that, when done regularly, will help to re-educate your muscles and improve posture.
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