Do you suffer from neck pain? If you work from home, your job may be partly to blame. According to research performed by Bupa and reported on by an online resource for small businesses in the UK, more than half of people who work from home sustained injuries due to their work environment with back and neck pain being the top two complaints. How may working from home result in health problems and what can you do to protect yourself?
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The research noted above reveals that about 1 in 4 people who work from home don’t have a workspace set up. Half admit that they work in a hunched over position at times. 2 in 5 said that they often work while on the couch or in bed. It’s no wonder that 24% of survey responders suffered from back pain and 20% from neck pain.
If you work from home, what can you do to protect the health of your spine?
Here are a few ways to keep your neck and back safe while working at home.
If neck pain persists, see an upper cervical chiropractor. We specialize in precise adjustments of the C1 and C2, the two bones at the base of the skull. A misalignment can affect the surrounding soft tissue, resulting in pain. Be sure to apply the recommendations noted above as these can help you hold your adjustment longer, thereby giving your body more time to heal. Before long, you may find that your neck pain resolves and you can be more productive at work.
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