Patient Education

Why Do I Have Neck Pain When I’m At My Office Desk?

In today’s FAQ video, we answer the question “What do I have neck pain when I’m at my desk?” Watch the video below to hear our expert physical therapists explain what’s behind your pain. Leave any questions you may have in the comments section below.

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What Do I Have Neck Pain When I’m At My Desk?

Video Transcription

[Please excuse grammatical errors due to the conversational nature of the video]:

Why does my neck hurt when I’m at my desk?

Generally, there would be many reasons why people’s necks hurt at their desk.

It could be just the setup of the desk but overall, humans are not designed to sit for hours on end despite tending to do that.There’s a study done a couple of years ago that describes the cost of sitting and how it now exceeds the cost of treating smoking. It is also really rare now to see people smoking. .

Who does that, right?

We sit way too much. So we try to help people at this clinic really try to figure out great solutions so we can help people optimize  their work spaces. For instance, we encourage people to go and take pictures of their work spaces and redesign them to be as ergonomically efficient as possible because that makes a big difference. This is especially true if you’re going to spend 8- 12 hours a day like some people do.

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