Computer Rrelated Back Ache

Most people do some or other type of desk jobs and observe that spending a major part of the day in front of computers sends them home uneasy and over a time, supplies them a curse known as “back ache”. The repetitive & prolonged sitting while working on computer at workplace puts excessive pressure on the back and neck. Improper posture from slouching or hunching over the keyboard exacerbates the problem.

So, if your computer is becoming a cause of your back ache, it is time you thought over to make some key modifications in your sitting postures and get some exercises prescribed for yourself. 

Tips to alleviate computer related back ache 

Your work might compel hectic work schedules, prompting you to work on computer for longer durations, but sure enough there are some steps that can be taken to alleviate the discomfort and prevent further pain.
 
Yoga, the naturopathic approach to modern day lifestyle, cultivates a balance between the flexibility and strength of the muscles of the body. Moreover, yoga inherently relaxes from stress which further helps relax stressed nerves and strained muscles. Thus, a yoga practitioner is less exposed to back pain.
 
Also known as water or aquatic therapy, unique properties of water are utilized to strengthen back muscles, increase flexibility and reduce pain. Remaining in water provides support and weightlessness, which reduces pressure on the joints caused by weight bearing and/or exercising on land. The supportive water environment is one in which back pain is reduced, making it an excellent choice for people with arthritis or with injuries to heal. The buoyancy of water can support body while movement of joints, which helps to increase joint range of motion. Resistance also will help you to strengthen your muscles.
 
An unconventional system known as Egoscue method is a series of exercises that restores the body's natural motion capabilities.
 
Putting up with some stretching exercises while at work also help a great deal in coping up with computer related back ache. A proper sitting posture on a good specially designed chair for work, sitting with straight back, and placing the top of monitor at the eye level is an ideal posture while working on computer. Adjusting the height of computer screen if needed looking up or down, is also a must.
 
Keeping legs bent at the knees so that the knees are slightly higher than hips, with feet flat on the floor or on a step stool of some sort. Equally important is taking a break every half to one hour, for sake of stretching and walking around, is a prerequisite to prevent computer related back ache as also prevent blood clot development in legs.
 
While this is the frontal posture, back stretching cannot be denied either. Stretch of chest to strengthen upper back muscles is crucial. To ensure this, observe the right posture as feet lying flat on the floor, sitting slightly forward on a sturdy chair, keeping back and neck straight. Eyesight straight ahead with arms bent at the elbows.
 
Here as an exercise, gently move elbows and shoulder blades back as much as possible. A normal breathe in this position and then back in the starting position completes one round. This should be repeated 4 to 5 instances a day.



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