What a pain in the neck!

Neck Pain Freepik

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                                                  Pain in the neck?

Here are four easy and quick things to do at your desk to relieve neck and back pain.

 

  1. Sit at your desk and look straight ahead. Are you looking at the top part of your screen? If not, change it so you are. No excuses, I know you’ll find a way. Poor screen positioning is the number one cause of neck pain at work.

 

  1. Change what you sit on. Try sitting on a stability cushion (which can be used on your existing chair). They are great for adding movement into your day and changing the position of your neck. Try it for 20 minutes to begin with and build the time you are on it up gradually.

 

  1. Tuck the arm you use your mouse with into your side. Much of the pain we get at the end of the day in the top of our shoulders is from holding our arm away from us all day. Keep the elbow tucked in and your neck and shoulders will thank you for it.

 

  1. Stand up when a colleague comes to talk to you, or when you are on the phone and don’t need to look at a screen. Take every opportunity during the day to stand up, sitting for long periods is overrated and frankly bad for you!

 

Desk Job Freepik

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Still in pain? Maybe it’s time to see your physio!

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