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Computers & Neck / Back Pain

 

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How you use your computer can be a major cause of back, neck and shoulder pain.

Poor posture while sitting at the computer and lack of regular breaks and exercise can all contribute to the problem.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some simple tips on how to help prevent injuries when using your computer:

  •  Always sit in a good quality, adjustable and comfortable office chair.

  • Adjust the backrest of your chair to support the curve in your lower back and to help keep you upright when typing. Relax your shoulders.

  • Sit up straight and position your computer screen at a comfortable viewing distance, generally at arm’s length. Keep the top of the screen below eye level and directly in front of you. Don’t use your screen positioned to one side.

  • Don’t work from documents flat on the desk.

  • Ensure the screen is easy to see.  

  • Don’t use a notebook computer for extended periods. If this is unavoidable then check that the top of the screen is below eye level, and plug in a mouse and a normal size keyboard.

  • Limit continuous computer use and take a break every 30 minutes to do some neck, wrist and shoulder stretches.

  • Learn to touch type so you don’t have to bend your head forward searching for the keys. Maintain your general fitness. Keep yourself strong, active and flexible.

  • Manage the stresses of work and study with a balance of exercise, relaxation and other stress management approaches.

  • Take notice of early warnings. If you feel an ache or discomfort in any part of your body, check your posture, take a break and if the pain persists, come & see your local Padstow Physiotherapist  here at Padstow Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Centre

Call us now on 9773 0687 and we'll help to stop your TEXT NECK