Could working from a laptop be the reason you have back and neck pain?
Absolutely! Working with poor ergonomics can create postural stresses that lead to neck, mid back and low back pain. Laptops are made to be portable, not comfortable. The low height of the screen causes you to look down, which can increase pressure on discs and stress on joints of your spine, potentially leading to dysfunction and arthritis. Combine this with poor quality chairs, and sedentary work environments and you have an ergonomic nightmare. But it does not have to be that way, and just a few simple adjustments can make a world of difference.
Good ergonomics looks different for everyone, and can improve spinal health and increase work productivity. Focus on a few aspects such as: monitor height, lumbar support, keyboard position, and frequent breaks for movement or stretching and your neck and back will thank you. Stop settling for a workstation that harms you and save your neck and back. If you are not sure how, then seek the advice of a doctor at MVP Chiro & PT.