Laptop computers / Ipads are everywhere and so convenient to use however, there is a down side in relation to your neck and middle back. Many people suffer from headaches, neck and middle back pain from prolonged use of a laptop. This is usually due to poor posture and overuse. The rule is to keep the head in a neutral upright position Many of us tend to hunch forwards or bend the neck forward whilst using the laptop putting tremendous pressure on our neck and middle back joints
- Raise the height of the screen by placing your laptop on a couple of telephone books .This will reduce the amount of stoop whilst using the laptop.
- Use an adjustable office chair with a good lumbar support.
- Have regular breaks and undertake regular stretches for spine and arms ( ask your physiotherapist)
- Connect to a large screen ,a keyboard and a proper mouse to your laptop when you are at home or at the office This will enable you to sit straight using your laptop