Neck pain and posture
Research has shown that there is no such thing as a wrong posture. Of course a posture can complaints It can cause pain in a part of the body, such as the neck. We often see these kinds of complaints in people who work a lot in a sitting position or who work a lot with a computer. These complaints are not caused by a specific wrong posture. But what then?
As just mentioned, we see neck pain in people who do a lot of computer work. These complaints are often caused by working in the same position for a long period of time. It is not specifically the posture that causes the complaints, but the long maintenance of this posture.
My workplace has been adapted, but I still have complaints?
Even adapting the workplace will not solve posture problems. This is simply because the posture in which you work is often maintained for a long time. This is why posture and neck pain go together. Now you are thinking of course, if adjusting my workplace is not the solution, then what is? The answer to this question is actually quite simple, change your posture regularly. Research has shown that the best posture is the following one.
Tips for changing your posture at work
- Change position every 20 minutes
- Go for a walk, get coffee or have a chat on a regular basis
- Use your breaks actively and go for a walk outside (on your own or with a colleague)
- Change your chair regularly or work standing up for a few minutes
- Regularly on the phone? Change your ear or stand up for a while.
There is no wrong attitude. There is also no perfect posture. The best posture is the following posture. Try to change your posture every 20 minutes. Do you work sitting down a lot? Try using our tips or exercises.
After our tips, you still suffer from neck pain or other complaints you just can't get rid of? Make an appointment with one of our therapists and they will help you further!