For 9 to 5 office workers, back pain is increasingly hard to escape, and it likely consists of a few reasons.
Sitting in an uncomfortable chair, staring at a bright screen and being relatively immobile for lengthy periods; any of these sound familiar?
With these behaviours come a slew of side effects that most Osteopaths and Physios warn their patients of.
Luckily, some simple life hacks can help you feel like your old self again. But let's take a look at what can cause this type of back pain in the first place: - POOR POSTURE
Perhaps the most obvious one. Hunching down to type or slouching awkwardly from your chair means you're putting additional pressure on your back muscles and spine for one too many hours.
The more you hunch over without correcting your posture, the more it feels instinctive not to sit up straight. - FATIGUE
Fatigue leads to overly relaxed positions and crouching over onto your desk, and that's a recipe for back pain. - DESK DESIGN
Is your screen too high or too low? Is your space too cramped? Do you need to twist your head too often to look at a report?
Neither are ideal situations, and the way your working space is designed can be what's causing you consistent aches and pains.
Display Screen Equipment (DSE) workstation assessments have rapidly grown in popularity. And for good reason. You're entitled to work in a pain-free environment! Enquire today
for your assessment from qualified professionals.
- BEING SEDENTARY
Too many hours a day in one place isn't healthy for anyone.
If you're in the same poorly set up space for too long, it can weaken muscles and restrict blood flow. The lack of nutrients and oxygen from a proper blood flow to your back can be harmful and very noticeable...