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Category Archives: Ergonomics

27 Feb, 2020

The Chain to Low Back Pain

How Much Does Back Pain Impact Us? Chronic back pain and discomfort is a debilitating condition that will affect the majority of Americans at some point during their life.  In fact, chronic back pain is one of the leading reasons people go to the doctor and employees miss work. Chronic back pain can make it

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24 Jan, 2020

The Low Back Pain Epidemic

Generalized back pain continues to be rampant in many parts of the US and world-wide and does not seem to be decreasing despite many calculated efforts to do so. This particular diagnosis, sadly, has many attributes that makes it very difficult to pinpoint an exact cause. There is a substantial amount of literature on treatments,

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24 Dec, 2019

Desk Jobs and Neck Discomfort

Many of us have sedentary jobs at a desk and/or using mobile technology for day to day communications. It’s so easy for us to slip into a poor posture when we’re mindlessly reading emails or sending texts. The problem is that these poor postures are therefore creating more complaints of neck discomfort. Neck pain is

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16 Dec, 2019

Stretches to Alleviate Neck Pain and Improve Posture

Neck pain is a common ailment that is experienced by a large number of individuals. There are many causes of neck pain. Possible causes of neck pain include: Tight muscles Whiplash injuries that can be caused by car accidents Sports related accidents and injuries. Poor posture which is a result of everyday activities that most

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12 Dec, 2019

Avoid Back Pain When Shoveling this Winter

With winter here and the chance of snow right around the corner, it is important to know the proper way to shovel, in order to prevent back and shoulder injuries – ones we see frequently after a big snow. The good news though is that lower back and shoulder pain can be easily prevented by

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11 Dec, 2019

Posture and Neck Pain

Our posture when sitting at a desk and/or using mobile technology for day to day communications, often has room for improvement. It’s so easy for us to slip into a poor posture when we’re mindlessly reading emails or sending texts. The problem is, that this poor posture is leading to more complaints of neck discomfort. 

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10 Oct, 2019

Car Ergonomics are Just as Important as Office Ergonomics

We all know that having an ergonomically correct desk set-up is crucial to avoiding neck and back pain, and to have a comfortable work day. But another big part of you day is driving; to and from work, to your kids soccer practice, and to the grocery store. Long periods of time in the car,

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6 Sep, 2019

How Your Desk is Set Up, Could be the Reason For Your Discomfort

Do you ever experience pain or discomfort while working at your desk? Do you experience headaches, eye strain, shoulder, neck or back pain while sitting at your workstation? If you answered yes, then your office may have some shaping up to do. So what exactly is ergonomics? Ergonomics is defined as “an applied science concerned

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21 Jul, 2019

Reasons For Neck Pain

Think about how many hours you spend at your desk at work, how often you look down at your cell phone or computer, or how often you play video games, as well as time you spend relaxing in front of the TV. What you may not realize is how all of this affects your posture.

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11 Jun, 2019

Can We Stand Straight…

Back issues can affect many people for different reasons.   Back pain can creep up on us after simply sitting too frequently and for long periods of time, or after a bad night’s sleep, or a after strenuous activity such as repeated  lifting, or participating in leisurely sports.  Back pain could prevent you from standing straight,

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