Preventing Back and Neck Pain without Leaving the Office
Wed, 06/27/2012 - 1:07pm | Jason Finney
Few people would consider their desk job “dangerous,” but painful work-related conditions, including carpal tunnel syndrome, back and neck pain, are real possibilities. Luckily, there is a lot you can do to prevent these problems, and you don’t even have to leave your office!
If you sit at a desk more than an hour a day, take periodic breaks. Get up and walk around. You need to change position and stretch to prevent problems from occurring. Below are a few simple stretches that you can perform in your office to relieve tension and stress.
Note: If you have neck or upper back pain, you should consult your physician or a physical therapist before doing these exercises. The exercises below are intended for healthy individuals who want to avoid a build up of muscle tension as a result of prolonged time sitting in one place.
If you already suffer from back and neck pain, call 1-888-44-REHAB to learn more about how Good Shepherd treats back pain quickly and non-surgically.