Many office workers will experience neck and back pain throughout the course of their careers. Some aches and pains are just a natural part of life. Others can be caused by poor ergonomic practices in the workplace. As an employer, it is partly your responsibility to ensure the health of your workers by investing in equipment such as to monitor arms. As a worker, you are also responsible for your own health and it is vital to take initiative on it. The neck and the back are two of the worst affected areas for office workers. Investing in ergonomic products for these areas is highly beneficial.
Here are some measures which can be taken with ergonomic products to improve neck and back health:
- Keep your head in a good position – looking down at a phone or tablet for extended periods will keep the head in a craned position. This can cause inflammation and pain in the neck. Neck position while sitting can be improved with monitor arms to keep the top of the screen at eye level.
- Choose a chair that supports natural posture – ensure that your chair maintains the natural curve of your back and the headrest supports the neck and shoulders. The feet should be flat on the floor and shoulders relaxed. There is a range of ergonomic products that can assist with this. Posture is often a bad habit which can be difficult to break. Regular breaks to reset and reminders to sit correctly can help adjust.
The consequences of poor posture have been proven to include fatigue, migraines, and even musculoskeletal disorders. With many elements of life now being conducted digitally, good back and neck health will be very important. DPG Formfittings’ range of ergonomic products including monitor arms and more can drastically improve worker’s neck and back health in the office. Contact us for more information!