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The modern job often requires us to sit at a desk or hunch over a device (sometimes these offices have poorly executed ergonomics planning), which has lead to an increase of spine or back pain caused by the workplace. If you are experiencing spine or back pain at work, this video will provide some exercises that may provide both relief and strength training.
Your smart phone may be straining your spine and back.
A case study conducted by Dr. Ken Hansraj illustrates how the weight of your head can injure the neck while
using a smartphone.
As Dr. Hansraj explains it to the Washington Post explains it:
The human head weighs about a dozen pounds. But as the neck bends forward and down, the weight on the cervical spine begins to increase. At a 15-degree angle, this weight is about 27 pounds, at 30 degrees it’s 40 pounds, at 45 degrees it’s 49 pounds, and at 60 degrees it’s 60 pounds. …Over time, researchers say, this poor posture, sometimes called “text neck,” can lead to early wear-and-tear on the spine, degeneration and even surgery.
If you’d like more information on “Text Neck,” check out our article for some tips: http://www.solutionsnw.com/2017/05/10/ergonomics-tips-text-neck-explained
3 Common workplace causes:
- Slump or slouch when they sit or stand at work.
- Improper ergonomics at workplace or in seating.
- Lift something too heavy.
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