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Office Worker Syndrome

Office Worker Syndrome is becoming a widespread condition nowadays. Many people might think that athletic people or those who are constantly doing backbreaking or physical work are prone to muscle aches and pains, but surprisingly long hours of desk work through the years can lead to various conditions, such as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, chronic joint pain, disc damage and nerve pain.

So if you are an office worker spending most of your working day behind a computer screen and you are suffering from any Chronic Back Pain, Frequent Headaches and stiffness in the shoulders and neck, you are most likely suffering from a condition nicknamed “Office Worker Syndrome”. Having said that, we all know that we are not be able to avoid job duties all the time but there are many things we can do to increase our movement, improve circulation and invest in our health and wellness.

Things to remember:

Be aware of your posture.
Slouching makes sitting even more dangerous to your health, as it will lead to aches and pains after some time. Choose a chair that supports your back; make sure that the height of your desk and the position of the monitor do not cause too much strain in your neck and shoulders.

Increase your daily activity as much as possible.
you can start using stairs more or park your car in a spot to take a fairly long walk to your workplace as well as including stretches into you working hours (there are a lot of simple stretches you can do on your short breaks at work.) .

Seek expert help.
Pain means your body is trying to tell you something. Don’t ignore your discomfort as it can get worse or trigger other, more serious conditions if left untreated. The holistic approach of Osteopathy to healing can help you not just address isolated pains and aches – it can also allow you to have a clearer view of the state of your health and have a better understanding of how you can help your body recover and get back to wellness.