Although injuries from auto accidents and sports can cause neck pain, work is one of the most common causes of this nagging symptom. People who work at desks are especially prone to neck pain, but fortunately, there are things you can do to prevent it from starting. Follow these strategies to reduce the risk of experiencing neck pain at work.
Start by adjusting your workstation. Your computer should be set up so that you’re looking at the center of the screen when your head is in a neutral position, so you don’t have to move your head up or down to see your work. You should be able to reach your keyboard and mouse with your elbows at 90 degrees, so you don’t have to hunch your shoulders to work. Try to avoid using your cellphone to write emails so you reduce the amount of time your head is tipped downward to look at it.
If neck pain is interfering with your day, the orthopaedic doctors in Joliet at MK Orthopaedics are here to help. Schedule your appointment today by calling (815) 741-6900.