ARTICLE: Work at home and prevent pain

How to Prevent Chronic Pain While Working From Home

By Abby Drexler, BOSS contributor

 

Working from home is increasingly becoming a norm. Many are ditching their 9 to 5 jobs and opting to work remotely. Some companies are also encouraging their employees to work…

 


Working from home is increasingly becoming a norm. Many are ditching their 9 to 5 jobs and opting to work remotely. Some companies are also encouraging their employees to work from home.

Unlike popular belief, studies have shown that working from home increases productivity. That’s probably why some companies have started encouraging their employees to work from home.

Besides that, movement restrictions and social distancing rules brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic have forced many people to start working from home. Companies like Twitter and Facebook have allowed some of their employees to work from home permanently.

Although working from home can be fun, there are several challenges that come with it. One of them is chronic pain.

But there are several things you can do to prevent chronic pain while working from home:

Look at the screen of your computer with a straight neck

Place your screen in front of you – at a position that is comfortable for viewing. Avoid looking down on the screen as it is with a laptop or a phone. Similarly, do not place your screen in an angle that forces you to twist your neck.

There recommended angles and postures to apply while using your computer. If you are working for long hours at home, it is important to get a comfortable chair and table that will prevent you from back pain.

Movement is medicine