The Back Place Blog

May 17, 2010

Home office ergonomics

Filed under: back,office ergonomics,spine — Tags: , , , , — Administrator @ 5:08 pm

Our back and neck problems are as individual as we are and I learn something from each and every person who comes to me asking for products or advice. I believe you will learn something too.

Mark worked for a large corporation for years before he decided to become a consultant and work from his home office. After three years of working in an office he had thrown together over a weekend, he was experiencing significant pain and had been referred by his physician to a physical therapist. I met Mark when his PT sent him to me for a new office chair. Long story short, not only did I fit him for a new chair, we worked together to change his office so he would be able to use all the healthy features of his new chair. Mark’s pain is gone, he is no longer under medical care and he is correctly using his body and his office environment to avoid negative stress on his spine. He is fortunate that the three years he spent causing injury to his spine does not seem to have become chronic or created any permanent damage.

Lesson #1: Transitioning to a home office requires expert advice and proper planning to maintain a strong and healthy spine.

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