8 March, 2021

Our psychical, emotional, and psychological well-being is often neglected during work. According to recent clinical studies software engineers who work long hours suffer mostly from psychological issues, musculoskeletal problems, and eye problems.

The next few articles will examine the most common problems amongst IT professionals and will give efficient ways how to prevent them.

Today we will speak more about lower back pain and neck pain 

Lower-back pain is probably the most common problem suffered by IT professionals. The problem lies in wrong posture and the inability to take frequent breaks during work. Studies found that almost 80% of people who spend more than 8 hours in front of a computer may have great stress in bony joints and cartilages of the back leading to back pain.

On a long run, continuous stress and strain on the bones and ligaments may lead to structural changes in the back and consequently chronic back pain.

Another common health problem in IT professionals is the neck pain which might later develop into neck sickness. Wrong posture is not the only thing that can cause neck pain. Situating the phone between our ears and arms for long periods of time also triggers neck problems. A research reported that 30% of the musculoskeletal problems of the IT professionals are of neck pain.

To prevent back pain and neck pain keep on moving and avoid static postures. You can also refer to the picture below, which demonstrates the right posture while working in front of a computer.

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