Over the past few years, many people have started working remotely because of health concerns or convenience. Remote work has revolutionized the workplace and how work is done. However, adjusting to remote work can often take a painful toll on your body.
Identify What Pain You Are In
If you have started working remotely, you may not have realized that it is causing you pain. Think back to how things were before you started working remotely. Were you in any chronic pain then? Have you started experiencing any pain since starting to work remotely? Remote work is done almost completely hunched over on laptops or computers. This can lead to a lot of back, shoulder, neck, and hip pain. Additionally, long hours typing away can lead to wrist pain. Identifying what pain stems from working remotely is the first step to addressing it.
Make Adjustments at Home
Once you know what is causing you pain, you should make any possible adjustments at home to reduce your pain. This may mean sitting at an actual desk instead of working from your couch or bed. You can experiment with different chairs to see which softness and height is better for sitting long hours in. In addition to changes in your home work environment, you also need to be mindful of your body when you are working. Maintain good posture and try to avoid hunching over. If needed, take short breaks during long workdays to stretch out your muscles and release tension.
Seek out Chiropractic Care
If your pain is quite severe, you may want to seek out professional chiropractic care. A chiropractor can help relieve a lot of the pain you are feeling, properly realign your spine and other parts of your body, and help you train your body to maintain better posture and avoid future pain. One of the great benefits of chiropractic care is that, unlike many other types of pain treatment, it is completely drug-free and noninvasive.
You may have started working remotely only as a temporary means to an end. However, there are so many benefits to working remotely that you might want to keep doing it. In order to keep remote work as a viable option for you, however, be sure to take the time to learn how to deal with and eliminate any pain associated with it.
For professional help relieving pain from remote work, reach out to professionals at Tigard Chiropractic and Auto Injury here today!