I am hearing the cries of the marketing geniuses who did not understand the dissemination of these small tips because reading them will avoid many pains and also fewer visits by the office. But without any hesitation, we will fight for a “healthy back”!
The computer has become an unavoidable one of our offices, putting us to a click of clients abroad, allowing an almost immediate interaction, alias in Portugal is now our bank, our distribution of finances. We do everything or almost everything Through our computer: good or bad, and this would be another topic for colleagues who specialize in behavioral studies.
But also, it is necessary to imagine that after 40 hours a week behind our screen, this intensive use can cause discomfort and muscle pain. Aliases because our body has an impressive factor of adaptation: we will adopt the posture of greater comfort and less wear of energy to work on the computer. However, this accommodation affects little by little the structure of our body (an essential foundation in osteopathy). And years later back, neck, shoulder, and pulse pains are assured. Lean readers will say that I have forgotten the “stress” factor, and rightly so because they are unmistakable with the discomfort and musculoskeletal pains: and so I invite you to read the article on Stress and Osteopathy.
A frequent reason for consultation and also the puzzle for the medical class is the mouse syndrome or mouse syndrome. It is noteworthy for people suffering from musophobia (fear of mice) that we are not talking about rodents but the computing device.
It is denominated of the syndrome since it gathers a series of developed symptoms after the continued work on the computer.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of these conditions:
– tingling, cold hands, numbness, fist pain
– neck pain (neck pain)
– Shoulder pain
– headaches (a headache, migraines)
Although each symptom has been the subject of an article, in this context it is referred to as the “ascending chain,” i.e., the primary dysfunction (the dysfunction that originates) is due to the use of the mouse, Patient discomforts only compensations and adaptations.
Although it is convenient to reduce musculoskeletal disorders “to the mouse syndrome”, the work to the registry expands the list: low back pain, sciatica, stress, digestive disorders (constipation, heartburn, reflux , varicose veins, heavy legs, fatigue of vision .
And how to followthe ergonomic sitting?
- Begin by sitting with your buttocks on the bottom of the chair or use an ergonomic chair for office.
2.Light forward to place the cushion across and straighten up.
- Close the secretary chair, leaving three fingers between your belly and the edge of the furniture
- Place your feet on the floor and knees at 90 ° (for smaller people it is possible to use a box or foot support)
5.Place the keyboard at a distance of 20 cm from your belly
6.Position the mouse so that it Sensitivity enough to only wiggle the pulse
- The screen should be at least at arm’s length
These slight modifications are affordable and affordable.
Consider making short breaks every hour. It is best to stand up for two minutes to drink water, for example.
Sitting can correctly perform gluteal contraction exercises, from heel to tiptoe movements to improve leg circulation.
In the case of doubts, ask your osteopath
Note: This article is merely the story of our experience and opinion.
Osteopathy is not a substitute for the use of medication and the consultation of your doctor.