As we have discussed before, repetitive strain injury can be a common problem in the workplace for people who either don’t have the right equipment or don’t have the correct posture. Today we will be looking at the effects office work can have on your back.
Here are some easy ways you can instantly improve your chances of avoiding back pain.
Be Within Reach
The next time you sit at your desk, you should be immediately aware of two things. The position of your mouse and the position of your chair.
Ensure that your mouse is close to the edge of your desk, along with the keyboard. This is to prevent you from leaning forward to the far end of your desk, for prolonged periods of time. Sometimes rewiring the cables or your PC can be extremely helpful for this.
Additionally, your seat should be positioned close to the desk to the point there is no need for you to lean forward or strain yourself.
Be Aware of how you are Sitting.
Avoid letting your head slouch forward and keep it in line with your neck and shoulders. The human head is much heavier than we give it credit and prolonged slouching can help cause back and neck pain.
Try to reduce the time spent with your legs crossed and instead place your feet flat on the floor. Crossing your legs removes the same level of balance for your spine and will over time increase negative pressure.
Invest in Lumbar Support
There are some excellent products which can greatly help to avoid back pain and maintain good posture. Lumbar support rolls, seat wedges and padded back supports are very helpful.
For more information, take a look at our supply of back support products today.