5 Ways to Alleviate Back Pain in the Office

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There are a few simple things shared by Los Angeles spine surgery experts that you can do to alleviate your back pain and make your work day a more pleasant experience.

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5 Ways to Alleviate Back Pain in the Office:

5 Ways to Alleviate Back Pain in the Office 5 Ways to Alleviate Back Pain in the Office

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If you work in an office then you are spending a large portion of waking hours sitting in front of a computer screen, which can put undue stress on your neck and back. Often sitting for long hours can result in severe back pain. By suffering through this pain you not only risk your health, but you become less productive as well. There are a few simple things shared by Los Angeles spine surgery experts that you can do to alleviate your back pain and make your work day a more pleasant experience.

1- Adjust Your Chair:

1- Adjust Your Chair 3 Start with your chair and how you are sitting. A good adjustable chair can do wonders for your back health. You should be sitting with your feet flat on the floor and your thighs sloping down at a slight angle. This can ensure that your weight will be on your “sitting bones” (ischial tuberosities) and will prevent you from rounding your lower back and putting stress on your spine.

2- Optimize Your Desk:

2- Optimize Your Desk Getting your computer screen to the right level so you are not straining your neck is important. By keeping yourself in an unnatural position for hours at a time will certainly wind up causing you pain. Many desks now have an adjustable keyboard tray that you can configure to the right height so your arms and shoulders rest naturally. A stand-up desk is also an option, although your employer may not want to cover the cost. However, there are kits you can buy that will convert your current desk into a standing desk, which you can switch it up throughout the day. This way you are not in a single position for too long.

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3- Change Computer Monitor Height Most people have their computer monitor setup too low. This puts far too much strain on the neck. You should position the bottom of your computer screen at the same level as your chin, which can prevent you from slumping forward and straining to see your work. If you work on a laptop you should seriously consider using a secondary monitor. The laptop screen is far too low and will cause you to strain your neck. 

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4- Avoid Using Mobile Devices  Using your smart phone or tablet to answer emails can cause neck and back pain. If at all possible answer emails and surf the web on a desktop. Most people hold their mobile device near their lap and stretch their neck forward to view the screen, which is a poor posture and can cause problems. 4- Avoid Using Mobile Devices   Using your smart phone or tablet to answer emails can cause neck and back pain. If at all possible answer emails and surf the web on a desktop. Most people hold their mobile device near their lap and stretch their neck forward to view the screen, which is a poor posture and can cause problems.

5- Get up from Your Desk:

5- Get up from Your Desk Sitting in any position can be fatiguing, even with proper posture. This is why you should get up and walk around approximately every half an hour. You do not need to walk far, stretch your legs for a minute or two and get back to your work. By following these simple tips you will have a much more productive day and you will be fostering good back health. If you have chronic back pain and it is impacting your daily work, consult a doctor or a back surgeon who is specialized in different procedures such as fusion alternatives or artificial disc replacement. Los Angeles residents with an excruciating back pain should see a spine surgery expert t get rid of chronic back pain. 5

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