Best Tips to Avoid Back Pain While Working from Home
The spinal Cord begins at the base of the brain/ head and continues down almost to the lower end of the back. The brain produces signals for all activities including urination and defecation. The spinal cord consists of a bundle of nerves that carry signals between the brain and the rest of the body. Since the spinal cord is extremely vital for the efficient functioning of our body, hence it is strongly recommended to consult the best Spinal Cord Specialist In Chennai and get your spine check-up done at the earliest.
The whole spinal column comprises muscles, bones (vertebral body), multiple small joints, discs and ligaments. The lower back supports the weight of the upper body and provides mobility for routine motions such as twisting and bending. Muscles in the lower back are responsible for rotating and bending while walking, as well as for supporting the spinal columns. The pain in the lower back can arise mainly due to spasm of muscles or injury to the muscles, ligaments, discs, or joints. The chances of developing lower back pain generally increase as you age due to a lack of physical exercise. These days younger people also suffer from back pain because of sitting for long working hours without breaks. Along with that, they misuse the back by improper sitting postures. So, it is advisable to undergo Back Pain Treatment in Chennai for a thorough evaluation.
Viewing The Computer Screen With A Straight Neck:
Placing the screen in front of the body at a comfortable viewing height and avoiding looking down prevents pain in the neck and back. That means the system screen has to be placed at the level of our eyesight. So, it is best recommended to use a cardboard box while using the laptop to raise the height of the screen to an optimum level.
Putting The Mouse and The Keyboard Or The Touchpad At A Comfortable Height:
It is essential to make sure that the mouse and keyboard are used properly with the elbow at 90 degrees. So, using a separate mouse and keyboard for computers to view the screens at the right level prevents the pain at the back of the neck and lower back.
Avoid Prolonged Sitting For Computer Work:
Sitting for long hours for work puts a lot of strain on our back and neck muscles. To avoid spasms of those muscles kindly take a break once in 2 hours. Stretch your back and neck muscles in that break, as it will hardly take a couple of minutes. These simple breaks and stretches will avoid chronic back and neck pain.
Dr. Vignesh Pushparaj MBBS.,D Ortho., AO FISS, FISS(Netherland & USA)
Consultant Orthopaedic & Spine Surgeon