Work From Home & Back Pain - Low Back Physical Therapy in Manhattan
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How Working From Home Can Cause Back Pain

The year 2020 has been a year of adaptation and new experiences. With everything occurring, many people had to adjust to working and learning from home. Working from home can have its benefits, but it can also stimulate negative effects, such as back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you should look for Low Back Physical Therapy in Manhattan at First Health Physical Therapy.

How Working From Home Causes Back Pain

Many people do not have an office set up in their homes, so it forces them to sit on the couch, in the bed, or at the dining room table. This leads the person to work in a hunched over position, placing strain on the lower back

Solutions for Working From Home:

  • Sit in a comfortable chair
    • Even if you use a chair from the kitchen, you can try to use pillows to assist with posture, and you can roll up a towel for extra lumbar support. You should also make sure your feet touch the ground for proper support or have a footrest.
  • Position the laptop correctly
    • You should not have to look down to use your laptop. The computer should be at eye level. If needed, you can stack something under it or raise your computer monitor to eye level.
  • Take breaks
    • Take a break to walk around and stretch for a few minutes. This helps to wake up not only your body but your brain as well. Breaks allow for higher productivity throughout the duration of your day. 
  • Try not to work in your bed.
    • Not only can this cause postural issues, but also sleep issues. Research shows that if you create stressful, negative associations with your bed, that it can cause sleep disturbances. Your bed should be used for sleep alone. 

What Type of Back Issues Can Occur?

Most of the lower back pain will stimulate the lumbar region. Due to a person leaning forward to type, being hunched over, or not sitting back can cause extra compression on the lower vertebrae.

Low Back Physical Therapy in Manhattan

First Health PT offers Low Back Physical Therapy in Manhattan that provides optimal treatment to patients in pain. We provide Orthopaedic, Sports Medicine Physical Therapy, and we incorporate the Sports Medicine model into our physical therapy and sports training program. We also offer Balance Body Programs and trainers to guide you for regular fitness after you have completed your physical therapy. 

If you suffer from pain daily, don’t forget to contact First Health PT for Low Back Physical Therapy in Manhattan to solve your lower back pain!