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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
Yes: It depends on the content an amount of time spent on the computer. ...Read more
Are there any studies that disprove that prolonged computer use and reading do not cause vision problems?
No: Since there is no evidence that this actually occurs, there are no studies about it. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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