Work From Home Set-Ups Lead To Back Pain

SOUTHBOROUGH, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Those who have been working from home since March are probably experience some level of back pain by now. WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer spoke with a local doctor who explains this is not uncommon.

Dr. Arati Mahna is a physical therapist at Reliant Medical Group in Southborough.

"Everybody loves couches, but the problem with them is that they really can cause a lot of problems if you're on them for a prolonged period of time," Dr. Mahna said.

She said she has noticed a recent increase in the number of patients with upper back and neck problems from working remotely.

"Whether it is because the desk that they're using is actually their table or they're sitting on the couch or their bed, it's not good for their spine," Dr. Mahna said.

Her advice is to stack books under your laptop or try a standing desk.

WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports

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