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How to avoid backaches while using computer all day long?

How to avoid backaches while using computer all day long?

Move around: You should try to change your position at least once an hour. That means getting up from the chair to stretch for a minute or two. If you get a break during the day, try taking a short walk. Make sure that your seat gives you good lumbar support and avoid tendency to slouch which is something we all do when we get tired. Sitting all day is not the best thing for our spines so we need be aware. ...Read more

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Backaches (Definition)

Backaches is a symptom in which a person has pain (aches) in his back, either some of the time, during some activities, or all the time. There are many causes for backaches, including arthritis, heavy lifting, ...Read more


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Can long computer use cause cataracts?

Can long computer use cause cataracts?

No: It can exacerbate dry eyes which can cause some difficulty with vision. You can use otc artificial tear eye drops to help. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of lower back pain? Sit at table using computer all day. Wrong height.

How can I get rid of lower back pain? Sit at table using computer all day. Wrong height.

Ergonomics: Adjust work station. Get a good chair. Do stretching & strengthening for your back and abdominals. ...Read more

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How to prevent back pain from working on a computer all day?

How to prevent back pain from working on a computer all day?

Posture, stretching: Make sure your posture is good while sitting and that your workstation is set up for someone your height. See osha web site for recommendations: https://www.Osha.Gov/sltc/etools/computerworkstations/index.Html. Also, get up and stretch every hour and do stretches while seated at your desk. ...Read more

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How to avoid backache while sitting and using computer?

How to avoid backache while sitting and using computer?

Posture and rest.: The occupational safety & health administration recommends: neutral body positioning, an ergonomic desk and chair appropriately adjusted, regular and periodic stretching, and standing up and walking around a few minutes every hour. Refer to their guidelines for the 4 reference postures: upright sitting, standing, declined sitting, and reclined sitting postures. ...Read more

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I have sever backache from last 7-8 years. I belive it is due to my height and long sitting hour in front of computer. How can this be cured.

Being over 6 feet : Tall can put you at higher risk for a disc issue and sitting then places a 4x body weight load across the discs of the lower back. However, lifestyle can also play a role in terms of obesity, smoking and not exercising regularly. If these are not a factor, see your physician to get evaluated and a possible referral to a spine specialist. ...Read more

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After 12 years of mass computer use with no issues, eyestrain exploded onto the scene, and has been an every day issue since. But nothing had changed?

After 12 years of mass computer use with no issues, eyestrain exploded onto the scene, and has been an every day issue since. But nothing had changed?

Computer Vision Synd: Hard to say without an exam. So many things could be causing your symptoms. Dry eyes, prolonged light exposure, eye muscle fatigue, uncorrected refractive error could all be factors. Perhaps see a local doctor and they will be able to diagnose the culprit. ...Read more

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How many hours a day should i limit my computer use to to prevent strained eyes?

How many hours a day should i limit my computer use to to prevent strained eyes?

Computer: You should take a several minute break every 30 minutes. Your blink reflex will be diminished by over 60% at that time resulting in dryness and irritation.With the break it will return to normal.No significant eye damage will occur. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Back Pain (Definition)

Pain in the back is a symptom that can be due to a number of causes including musculoskeletal or neurological problems or due to problems ...Read more