I know you have learned one thing for sure in many years and years of working at desk jobs, they can cause you some severe neck and back diseases. But I have learned something else as well, and that is, if you have severe back and neck pain, then it doesn’t mean that it is completely irreversible. Today, we will talk about some tips that can help control your severe back and neck pain and most probably become helpful in nipping this problem in the bud. You will probably need to make a few changes in your work habits, and you would be able to work without a backache or neck pain.
- Eliminate The Strains
This one is quite important in my opinion. You should focus on fixing what is not right with the entire environment of your work space. It could be a few things that are probably not the right distance from you; they could be placed a bit too far: such as the computer mouse. In this scenario, you need to figure out what it is that is lying at a distance from you. Then you should be able to fix this problem.
- Get A New Chair
Are you still using that old revolving chair? Please, do not say yes. Using the same chair for a long, long time is devastating for our back because over the time they deteriorate, and they cannot provide our backs the same comfort. The result is chronic back pain, and I’m sure you seek to avoid that. Eventually, it can cause pain in your neck as well. So consider buying a new chair as soon as possible and before you buy one you should make sure that it is one hundred percent ergonomic.
- Buy a Standing Desk
It is a million dollar advice, folks. And you can thank me for it later, but if you want to avoid excessive pain in your neck and shoulders, you should consider dropping sitting out of your work schedule, at least for some hours. Working while standing is becoming more and more popular in the health and fitness community, become a part of it and buy this seriously beneficial furniture for your workspace. If you are an employer, I encourage you to get your employees a standing desk and train them to work while being active.
- Work Out While Working
I have discovered that it is probably the best way to workout ever! Just do it whenever there is a gap between your work sessions, and it will energize you from the remainder of the day. Also, you would be able to burn calories much faster. Now and then, you can get up from your chair and move around, do a couple of push-ups of lunges or go down a flight of stairs and come back up; whatever suits your style but make sure you move around enough to keep yourself active.
- Maintain A Posture
Another essential tip to keep you from getting chronic neck and shoulders pain is keeping your posture straight. Very often we get tired because we sit in the same, unhealthy posture for hours and hours; of course, it would take a toll on our system and bones and one would be likely to develop neck and shoulder pain. But to avoid that, you can choose to maintain a better posture, sit up straight and keep your shoulders straight and keep your neck straight.
- Keep Everything Close!
Reaching out to grab objects, again and again, is a pain! So you should probably keep everything near yourself. Make sure that you use a proper desktop instead of working for hours on a laptop because it can be devastating for your posture. Also, keep the mouse and all the stationery that you might need close to yourself. If you have to twist a lot to reach the objects that you need, then you are likely to get your muscles damaged. You should probably get a headset for yourself if you talk on the phone a lot instead of using a handset.
- The Angle Of Screen
Another critical thing to keep in mind is that angle between the monitor’s screen and your eye; it has to be right so that you don’t develop strain in your neck. You should consider buying a flexible monitor arm for your monitor screen; you can quickly adjust the height and angle of your monitor with the help of this arm and avoid severe neck pain and discomfort.
I hope these tips help you understand ways in which you can eliminate and cure your neck and shoulder pain and backache as well.
Hardip Koradia is a pro health blogger with years of experience in writing resourceful articles on different health topics like alternative health, natural health, home remedies, yoga, diet, etc. His passion for health inspired him to start AyurHealthTips, a growing health blog.