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5 Tips for a Comfy Workstation

illustration of workstationBack and neck problems are so prevalent these days. Chances are, you're experiencing pain now.

If accident or trauma is not a factor, it's likely the cause of the problem is due to bad posture or habits which lead to a faulty movement pattern.

If your work is sedentary and involves the use of a computer, the setup of your workstation may be a major factor related to your pain.

Below are some easy tips for creating an ergonomic workspace that improves your health.

Ease Work-Related Back Pain

Most people with back pain experience difficulty in sitting, and some may even avoid going for long trips. Living with these sort of limitations can be very frustrating. In these types of cases, physical therapy is a must to provide proper treatment. However, a few tips may help to minimize the pain to make the day go easier.

For most cases, pain occurs when stress on the back tissue is too great and is beyond its limit. To minimize the pain is to minimize the stress. Therefore, proper alignment is the key.

First, putting a cushion or a small pillow behind the low back will help to support the back and reduce the stress. When a person sits down, the back has a tendency to curve and some support can counteract that tendency.

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