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Is Back & Neck Pain Just Part of Working at the Computer?

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

Even though I work at home, the thing I have in common with the majority of office workers is pain from working on the computer all the time. The truth is I don’t have the best posture anyway, and years of working on a laptop while sitting on the couch or on my bed have made it worse and led to chronic back and shoulder pain, as well as a tension headache.

Pain & Productivity in Today's Workplace

I keep thinking¬† I need to do something differently — focus on proper posture, sit in a better seat, get up and stretch more often — but I’m not great at any of those, and I have been putting off making actual changes.

Because chronic back pain affects more than 100 million Americans, the American Osteopathic Association is currently running a Break Through Your Pain campaign to help office workers in America discover the cause of their pain as well as ways to heal and prevent it.

If you’re experiencing office worker-itis like me, visit the site for:

  • “At Your Desk” Makeover Tips (like keeping your feet flat on the floor)
  • Five Habits to Stop and Five Habits to Start
  • A Break Through Your Pain Pledge to Yourself
  • Tips for Talking to Your Physician About Your Pain
  • Living with Pain? Quiz

Do your friends a favor and share the above infograph on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest so they can find relief as well!

If you’re living with chronic pain, I’d love to hear from you as well. Share your personal story and tell us what you’re doing to overcome it!