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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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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Pain in the back is also known as Back pain. 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


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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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Age 63, female, unable to eat, back pain and low fever after ercp to remove gallstone(1 day ago).What's your suggestion to prevent complications?Thanks

Age 63, female, unable to eat, back pain and low fever after ercp to remove gallstone(1 day ago).What's your suggestion to prevent complications?Thanks

Complications: Fever and pain after an ERCP may mean that a complication is already present. You should notify the endoscopist about your current symptoms. ...Read more

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I get a lot of back pain when i sit at my computer. Do I need a new chair?

Possibly: A new chair or a chair with a lumbar support may be helpful. Changing positions between sitting and standing once an hour can help. Maintainence of good posture also helps. Avoid slumping. There are many online resources to help you. ...Read more

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How to help back pain from computer (it fell on me)?

Find the cause: To find a cure, you must a cause. The injuring agent was a computer but the mechanism of injury is more than that. It involves your general health, the position in which you were at the time of impact, the direction of impacting object, the speed of impact. You need a physical exam. ...Read more

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I have a back pain, I do however sit allot behind the computer. Is it because of that or could be other factors?

Back pain: Frequent sitting can certainly contribute to back pain, either from relative deconditioning or from poor posture or both. You may be able to help yourself with frequent position changes, ergonomic improvements to your workspace, and also with conservative measures such as core strengthening and range of motion. If symptoms persist or worsen, see a physician. ...Read more

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What would be a highly effective kind of chair to work on a computer if one suffers from back pain?

What would be a highly effective kind of chair to work on a computer if one suffers from back pain?

Computer chair: One with a good lumbar support. Keep the spine straight. Avoid bending forward while seated. Follow the rule of 10. Every 10 min get up for at least 10 sec. There are timer freewares available for download to remind you to get up. Also good for your eyes. There is no activity that can not wait for 10 sec! ...Read more

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Is it true that years of computer overuse can cause chronic neck/back pain?

Is it true that years of computer overuse can cause chronic neck/back pain?

Yes!: If you are not careful about your body mechanics while using a computer (keeping your head up, chin back, shoulders down and back, wrists properly neutral, low back straight, legs uncrossed, etc), you can begin to have chronic pain from misalignment of various body parts. Getting some pointers from a physical therapist and taking frequent breaks are your best bet for prevention. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Dowling
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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