Ergonomic Advice

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Text Neck Syndrome and It's Treatments

Bad posture when using technology for long period of time leads to neck pain which is called “text neck”. An ergonomically friendly desk set up would include having a chair, monitor, and keyboard set up in a way that they allow the body, neck, and head to be aligned in a natural upright position. 

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Why Programmers and Coders Need FlexiSpot Standing Desk

Our bodies are not designed to sit for extended periods. Using a standing desk at work offers health benefits that go a long way. Consider integrating an adjustable standing desk like the “FlexiSpot” into your workplace to enjoy a more active, happier, healthier and productive life.

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Occipital Neuralgia: What It Is and How to Treat It

Occipital neuralgia can be frustrating.  With a little education and proper treatment recovery is fully plausible. 

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The Benefits of Using a Smart Workstation

Working at a desk may be inevitable.  Being sedentary and unhealthy are optional when you use a Smart Workstation.  It allows more movement to immediately improve your quality of life.

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The New FlexiSpot Smart Workstation: Relieve Pain While Boosting Productivity

Learn about the features and perks of the FlexiSpot EM6S Smart Workstation that create the ideal mix of productivity, style and spine health.

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3 Signs of Cervical Radiculopathy

What causes pins and needles in your shoulder, arm, or hand? The problem might be cervical radiculopathy, a pinched nerve in your neck.

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3 Habits That Can Lead to Anterior Head Syndrome

Anterior head syndrome can be a pain in the neck. Here's why three common habits may be to blame, and how to nip them in the bud, fast. 

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Can My Doctor Prescribe a Standing Desk?

One common question from health-conscious workers is, "Do I need a doctor's note for standing desk requests to my employer?" No, but it can help your case. 

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How Much Does It Cost to See a Chiropractor?

The average cost of chiropractic visit depends on the chiropractor's education level, experience and access to specialized medical equipment. 

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Fixing Your Anterior Pelvic Tilt

Fixing anterior pelvic tilt takes time, but you can use exercises and stretches to help put your pelvis back into proper alignment. 

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How Does Deep Tissue Massage Work? What to Know Before You Go

Wondering how does deep tissue massage work? Like its name suggests, this technique reaches the deeper layers of tissue, but it's not right for everyone. 

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What Is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment?

There's no need to wonder, "What is Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment?" any longer. Use this guide to learn if OMT can help you. 

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Prevent Future Neck Problems With Good Pillow Practices

A good night's sleep is a key factor in preventative health. But your pillow may be doing more harm than good. 

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What to Expect From a Chiropractic Manipulation

Back ache? Neck ache? Headache? You may want to learn more about what is a chiropractic manipulation, and what it can do for your spine health. 

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Could a Neck Traction Device Decrease My Neck Pain?

A neck traction device is a great tool for treating general neck pain symptoms. There are a variety of medical office and home options you can try. 

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Busting Broken Neck Myths: What Do Spinal Cord Injuries Really Mean?

There are several broken neck myths, which seem to stem from the fact that the term isn't very clear. What does it mean to "break your neck"? 

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What Pillow Is Best for Neck and Back Pain?

How to find the best pillow for back pain and neck pain management, and the best sleep position to go with them. 

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Manage Osteoarthritis in the Workplace

When you hear someone talk about "arthritis pain" it's likely they are talking about osteoarthritis. Learn how to manage osteoarthritis in the workplace. 

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How To Tell the Difference Between Muscle Pain and Nerve Pain

Knowing whether you are experiencing muscle pain or nerve pain can be the first step in finding relief. 

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How To Relieve Jaw Tension And Neck Pain

Most people know there's a connection between jaw tension and stress, but you might be surprised about some ways jaw tightness can affect your health... 

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Neck Pain From Mobile Devices? Encourage Ergonomics in the Workplace

Neck pain from mobile devices is more common than you might think, and it can cause issues over time. Here are some causes and treatments for tech neck. 

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Good Posture Begins With Fixing Forward Head Posture

Forward head posture is becoming more common, but it's possible to achieve good posture with certain exercises and stretches. 

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Seeking Medical Care for Neck Pain

Understanding what neck pain symptoms warrant a visit to a healthcare practitioner is essential as neck pain can be an indicator that there is an underlying, more serious problem that needs to be addressed.

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How to Make Sure Your Desk Job Isn't a Pain in The Neck

Neck pain is one of the most common physical complaints among adults around the world, and it is an even worse problem among people who work office jobs that require them to use a computer for most of the day.

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Bad Posture Leads to Back and Neck Pain

Do you suffer from back or neck pain?  If so, you are not alone.  University of Carolina researchers found that 80% of Americans will suffer from back pain in their lifetime with losses of over $100 billion a year stemming from decreased worker efficiency and healthcare costs.  Back pain appears to be on the rise, especially with the advent of technology.  Children grow up hunched over phones and tablets playing games only to grow up finding themselves hunched over their keyboard at work.  According to the European Journal of Pain, there is a correlation between age and back pain, with a 13% increase in chances of death for those with chronic back pain in later life.

Posture Pump states that most back and neck pain is attributed to poor posture.  Since the neck and spine are connected, a problem in one area can lead to problems in the other.  When you are slumped over your computer you are putting a lot of pressure on the muscles in your neck and back leading to aches and pains.   Spine Health confirms that this long exposure to poor posture puts unneeded stress on one’s joints, muscles, and spine leading to further pain.

The importance of good posture is clear for our health and well-being.  What is the ideal posture then?  The Cleveland Clinic states that one should sit

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Using a Sit-Stand Desk to Alleviate Neck Pain

As we age, it is common to experience an increase in aches and pains, especially in our back and neck. Nearly 25% of men experience cervical (neck) pain with radiation to the arm by age 45. However, certain jobs, working conditions, or workplace habits can exacerbate these problems or even cause them to start happening earlier than they would otherwise. The good news is that with changes in lifestyle and workstation equipment, these symptoms can improve and even go away completely.

For example, a naval officer presented with severe cervical myelopathy. Cervical myelopathy is a condition caused by the compression of the spinal cord in the neck. It causes symptoms such as pain, numbness, weakness in the neck or arms, and problems with coordination, though not all patients experience the same symptoms and some may not even experience much pain. Cervical myelopathy is normally treated with a movement-restricting collar, physical therapy, pain medication, or, in the most severe cases, surgery.

After the naval officer was diagnosed with cervical myelopathy, he purchased a sit-stand desktop workstation from FlexiSpot. The default workstation setup is a traditional desk and office chair, at which the employee sits for 8+ hours a day. Sitting with poor posture can compress and contort the spine, leading to complications such as cervical myelopathy.

Switching to a sit-stand desk allows you to spend at least part of the day standing up, which is what our bodies were designed to do. The key is to stand with correct posture and to use an anti-fatigue mat, which alleviates some of the stress placed on your joints by providin

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The Correlation Between Neck Posture and Tension Headaches

Many employees would say that their jobs can be a pain in the neck.  This may be a figure of speech, but it can be a reality when so much time is spent sitting in an office with less than ideal posture.  So what happens when our daily posture causes pain, particularly tension headaches?

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Chronic Neck Pain: How Acupuncture Can Help

If you've got chronic neck pain, you might want to give acupuncture a try. After all, both modern research and ancient lore have cited its success.