1. Postural Strain
When you continue to work in the same position, the muscles around your spine and shoulder become fatigued and the surrounding muscles compensate in the primary stabilizing muscles, which leads to pain and muscle guarding.
2. Desk setup
If the desk is too high, you’ll compensate by shrugging your shoulders to elevate your wrists, hands, and forearms. After a while, the neck muscles will fatigue and start to spasm. If the desk is too low, you’ll flex your trunk which causes your neck to hyperextend.
3. Monitor setup
Your monitor should be at or slightly below eye level to promote a natural spine position.
4. Proper office chair
An Ergonomic chairs offer the most flexibility and postural support.
Stress can trigger physical behaviors such as elevation of the shoulders, which activates and fatigues muscles in the neck and back. If you’re struggling with chronic pain from working an office job all day, let us help you treat your symptoms and work with you to create a plan for a pain-free life moving forward! Contact Icon Medical Centers at (305) 858-8845