A large amount of people suffer from back pain related to work. Whether you are sitting for long periods of time or constantly on your feet, back pain may be causing you discomfort. Back pain while you work can cause you to be less productive so taking steps to prevent or treat it is important.

Here are some helpful measures that can help ease back pain while at work:

  • Make sure that you pay attention to your posture while sitting in front of a computer, try to keep your knees at 90 degrees, directly over ankles.
  • Avoid sitting for long periods in front of a computer.
  • Take frequent short breaks – if only for a minute or two
  • Make sure you change your posture as much as you can, rise up and stretch whenever you feel tired.
  • Choose a chair that is comfortable and support your back as well as that allows you to rest both feet flat on the floor and shoulder-width apart.
  • Don’t sit with your legs crossed. It will make difficult to keep your spine straight and shoulders squared, thereby worsening back pain.
  • Place your system at an optimal level so that you don’t have to contort your head and neck to work on it.
  • Keep your screen at eye level about an arm’s length away. You mouse should be kept right next to your keyboard.
  • Try to keep your weight balanced on your feet while standing.
  • If you have to speak on the phone frequently, use a headset or speakerphone to avoid bending your head and neck which will only aggravate the pain.

We hope these tips can help but if your back pain worsens, give Pain Specialists of Charleston a call to get you back to life! 843-818-1181