Sitting at an office desk can be a pain in the neck

August 14, 2020 6:05 pm


As we working offices more and more the position of our necks and back are becoming an important consideration. Looking at the screen for up to eight hours a day requires management of your time and body to ensure that no damage is done. It might seem that working in an office would be easier on the body but there are still issues and problems that can occur. One of the first things that should be looked at is what you are sitting on. Draughtsman Chairs can provide you with a solid seat that will enable you to get the right desk and monitor distance.

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Your back and neck contain a huge amount of muscles and vertebrae. These are put under constant pressure and strain when sat at a desk. Neck muscles in particular get stretched and compressed causing stiffness in the neck or headaches further up.

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The most common issue is that you have a bad posture at your desk. The spine and muscles have memory and as soon as you get into a bad habit they will remember this and carry it on. The best way to combat this is to make sure that you get up and move around as much as you can throughout the day. You should not sit for more than twenty to twenty five minutes at a time. Rotate the neck regularly to keep it moving. An adjustable height desk, allowing you to stand is also a good idea.