News

Tension and pain: This helps against the laptop neck

Tension and pain: This helps against the laptop neck


We are searching data for your request:

Forums and discussions:
Manuals and reference books:
Data from registers:
Wait the end of the search in all databases.
Upon completion, a link will appear to access the found materials.

Laptop work strains the neck: what helps against the complaints

According to experts, fewer and fewer people work at fixed workplaces, but take their work wherever they go. Working on a laptop is practical, but it also poses health risks such as neck pain. But there are measures that can be taken against a laptop neck.

From bed to dining table: it is possible to work almost anywhere with a laptop. This is practical and many find it pleasant - but this work is probably never as good as at a desk with a monitor. How healthy is laptop work in the long run?

Home office in the corona crisis

A correct monitor, preferably height-adjustable, on a suitable table with an ergonomic chair: there are precise rules for what a back-friendly workplace should look like.

But the reality in the home office is often far away from this, in the corona crisis and otherwise - among other things, because home work often happens on the laptop.

Analogous to the so-called cell phone neck, is there a laptop neck at risk - i.e. damage due to the constant unusual posture when looking down?

Prof. Bernd Kladny from the German Society for Orthopedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU) gives the all-clear: The head tilt is not as pronounced when working on a laptop as when looking at a smartphone.

"Anyone who works like this for two or three months now has no fear of permanent damage."

Strain on muscles and spine

However: it remains a bad posture. "And that always means an overload of the muscles, because in this case it has to support the head in this unusual position," said Kladny.

A head weighs about four to five kilos - so in the long run this is definitely work for the muscles and the spine. "In addition, when working on the laptop, the keyboard is different - this also puts a strain on the shoulder and neck region."

Tensions and pain are therefore preprogrammed - more for one, less for the other. Stress, other stresses and individual pain sensation also play a role here.

Change position regularly

So what to do? Kladny says: movement, movement, movement. And in the form of balancing sports after work, but also during work itself:

"You shouldn't sit in the same position permanently when working at a desk," says the expert. Two to three changes of position per hour are ideal.

"You have to do this actively - otherwise it quickly happens that you forget about it in concentration." (Ad; source: dpa / tmn)

Author and source information



Video: Fix Neck Pain From Cell Phone Use: Corrective Exercises and Discussion (July 2022).


Comments:

  1. Faujinn

    Bravo, I think this is a wonderful idea

  2. Gradasso

    You allow the mistake. Enter we'll discuss. Write to me in PM, we'll talk.

  3. Ludlow

    The properties leaves

  4. Nejinn

    What excellent words

  5. Brandin

    Excuse, topic has mixed. It is removed



Write a message