Work related musculoskeletal problems range from muscle strains in the back, neck and shoulders to carpal tunnel syndrome, repetitive strain injury and more.
It’s a win/win all round! Here are some practical suggestions about how you can deal with five of the most common desk job dangers: Lower back pain The most common work related back problem is lower back pain, which can range from the odd twinge to chronic aches and pains.
A poor sitting posture means that your spine is out of alignment, putting additional strain on the ligaments and muscles in your back.
Quick Fix: To loosen tight back muscles when you’re sitting down, tilt your hips up and round your back, then tilt your hips back.
The length of your back should be against the back of the chair to help you sit upright.
Push your head forward and jut your chin out, then slowly reverse the movement and pull your head back as far as possible.
Eye strain is the result of monitor overuse, especially if the screen is positioned too far back on the desk, or too close to you.