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Is Working from Home Causing More Back Pain?

In today’s work-from-home culture, musculoskeletal pain is a common ailment experienced by remote workers. The main cause is sitting for extended work hours in a chair with little or no lumbar support, combined with bad posture. Sitting in an awkward position for extended periods of time often leads to lower back pain, while not positioning one’s laptop properly by working from the dining room table or couch can impact the neck and shoulders. One of the best ways to avoid such pain is to not sit in one place for a long period of time. It is beneficial to get up and stretch your legs for a few minutes every 60 minutes.

Moving around can help – within reason. The popularity of standing desks has led to many people believing that working while standing is a better option for their bodies. While it is true that it’s not healthy to remain sedentary all day, standing while working requires way more energy than sitting and actually puts greater strain on the circulatory system, and on the legs and feet. It can also cause
varicose veins.

Find yourself between a rock and hard place?

Home massage devices can help. This includes the use of home massage equipment such as handheld massage guns, electronic pulse massagers and electric back massagers that can aid in soothing tired muscles and hastening the recovery process. If you don’t have the budget for regular massage treatments, an electric back massager is a great replacement. Whether you are using a massage pillow, a percussive massage gun or a full massaging chair cover, used properly the benefits are same as having a traditional hands-on massage. 

How to best use your home massage device

  • Many devices have different speed settings. Finding the right intensity for you is important.
  • When using a massage gun, more pressure does not always equal better results. Start low and slow, letting the device float slowly over the muscles to provide a good result. ‍
  • Place a massage pillow behind your back or shoulders to relieve tension from a long day at work. Help a sports injury to heal by putting the massage pillow under your calf or hamstring.
  • Strap a massage seat cushion to a chair or car seat and then sit down – it is that easy. Its vibration action will penetrate tissues and muscles, while the heat mode warms tired tendons and targets tight joints to relieve pain.
  • Use an electronic pulse massager by attaching its adhesive electrode pads to your chosen massage area to soothe aches and pains, increase blood circulation and loosen up stiff muscles.
  • Just drape a neck and shoulder massager around your shoulders and let its massaging nodes do their work to knead out tension in your neck, shoulders and upper back. 

Here are Crystal Aire’s comprehensive range of home massage devices to choose from:

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