Friday, May 14, 2010


Pain and stiffness can be caused by poor standing posture or by too soft a bed or the wrong thickness of pillow. If your desk is too low, so that your head is bent forward for long periods, then the neck may be stretched and you may develop muscle pain. Check your desk height and chair design at work and in the home-this is important to prevent problems. Similarly, if you work at a computer screen it is important to have screen, desk and chair set at the correct heights. Many firms employ people to check that their employees are sitting properly-check with your line manager or occupational health nurse.