Consequences of WFH: Lower Back Pain

 

Here in Singapore, there are still many of us working from home (WFH). The pandemic coronavirus has confined the majority of the world’s work force to be homebound, which has its pros and cons. Because of this, it has brought a whole new dimension of environmental conditions that can develop musculoskeletal pain issues for all of us in WFH. Strangely, we have found that more hazards than benefits has occurred for our bodies after converting beds, dining rooms and kitchens into work stations.

The challenge here for us is that we are not properly equipped with the knowledge sometimes when it comes to furnishing our home to create an ergonomically conducive work station and space. We work from kitchen tables, sofa tables or even on our beds, lying down and never getting up. These ergonomic chairs and tables lack adequate lower back support, leading to the development of poor posture and induced pain. Alas, the lower back is the main victim among our other body parts. Complaints of sciatic nerve impingements are therefore on the rise with our still ongoing Covid status. Other ailments also include neck and shoulder pains.

Here in Pain Clinic @ Wellness Philosophy has successfully delivered desirable pain relief methods and results for muscle imbalance spasms. Our experienced clinicians can further advice ways to correct their work space at home that alleviate and prevent the recurrence of these musculoskeletal pain conditions. Relevant stretches and exercises can also be implemented daily, relaxing the muscles from being tensed up. Our clinical equipment uses advanced technology that are guaranteed to deliver safe, fast and effective results!

Remember, Your Health, We Care!

 

Pain-Management & Wellness-Care Steps During WFH
Step 1 – Separate your workspace from your resting areas

This helps your brain to distinguish the place of relaxation between that of busyness in your own home. As humans, we are amazing at adapting through change, through the process of neuroplasticity. It shows evidence in our brain that new neural pathways are made when we learn!  

 
Step 2 – Create routines in Exercise/Stretches

Having a daily routine in exercise or stretching helps you maintain the physical agility and ability that guards you against pains, aches or sores in your body. Workout routines for females and males are highly accessible online via YouTube!

 
Step 3 – Reward yourself after Exercise!

Lastly, after all that is done, it’s good to relax after the active session! Give yourself a pat on the back by watching a movie, having a healthy snack like wild berries that are rich with a sweet flavour or getting into a warm shower. You’ll be sure to be feeling good after engaging your body with both a routine that gives you enjoyment and challenge!

 

Integrate these steps and let us know what improvements you can see and feel within yourself!

 

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