There’s a lot of chatter about stand-up desks. Many office workers are working from home — and considering continuing to — these days. If you work from home or office, a stand-up desk might be an excellent solution to your back, neck, or shoulder pain.
If you are experiencing lower back, neck, or shoulder pain, especially while you’re working, consider a standing desk.
Erin at True Balance Pain Relief Clinic is a certified posture professional and pain-relief specialist.
She focuses on the source of your chronic pain, and throughout treatments, helps you understand the underlying conditions and postural patterns. The patterns we resolve might be contributing to your chronic pain.
Erin has been helping people out of chronic pain since 2010. In this article, our lead massage therapist will walk you through the benefits of a stand-up desk. We will also discuss how to make it work for your maximum benefit.
Many people think they need to be standing, all day, at all times, during their work shift, at a stand-up desk.
Truthfully, that can be very detrimental and might turn you off from using the desks altogether. A better way to approach is to take it in small chunks of time, starting by standing for about 30 minutes. You can slowly increase that as your comfort allows.
It is good to have your seat ready for breaks — and breaks are good to take. The key is to have options, using a variety of positions while working. Our bodies are made to move, and when they aren’t, it creates tension, poor posture, headaches, and back, shoulder, and neck pain.
If you can’t get a standing desk, at least try to stand up every 30 minutes, and take a short walk. This helps to keep blood moving in your body. This also helps to reduce stiffness and keeps your muscles working.
If you have neck, back, or shoulder pain, Erin at True Balance Pain Relief Clinic can help you get permanent relief and correct your posture for good.
If you’re ready to schedule and feel your best, find a time that works for you!