Avoid Pain While Working From Home

With the ongoing shut-down, many people are now working from home.  Moving your office to your home might bring with it some unexpected pain.

If possible, take the time to set up a proper work station.  Answering emails from your couch may seem tempting, but you might be setting yourself up for some unnecessary pain.


Here are some tips for avoiding pain in your home workspace.

Sit at a table or desk while you work.  Try to minimize the time you spend working on your couch or bed.

Sit with your feet on the floor.  Support your arms on a table or armrests.   Try to bend your wrists as little as possible.

Take breaks from sitting.  A good rule is to stand and move around every twenty-five minutes, if possible.

Work with your computer monitor at eye level.

Use the best chair that you have, if possible, with a backrest and armrests.

If you’re experiencing pain and would like to speak with Dr. Sciullo, please give us a call at 412-343-2006.

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How’s Your Posture?

Poor posture is a leading cause of back pain.  

usama-377315-unsplash (1)With the increased use of tablets, phones, and laptops, poor posture has become a common cause of back and neck discomfort for many people.  

Making simple adjustments to your posture can help keep yourself aligned and pain-free.  Having good posture helps you to avoid weakening or overusing muscles when you are sitting, walking and standing.  There are changes that you can make to how you stand, sit and carry yourself, that if done regularly over time, can make a  difference in your level of back pain.  

Dr. Sciullo can offer advice on how to make some simple changes in these areas to help to keep you out of pain.  


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