The possible pros and cons of working from home for back pain

Remote working has become more common in recent years, and many employees are likely familiar with the concept of working from home. As far as back muscles are concerned, there are some good and bad things that may come from this. On the one hand, it may be easier to get up and stretch or change positions where you live. On the other hand, being in such a casual space may encourage some bad habits. 

If you work on a laptop, there are a few factors to remember when reducing back pain. Posture can still be an issue in your house, especially if the rigid office chair was the main thing keeping your back straight. A flexible chair at home may give you more freedom to move and adjust yourself to the proper height.

The ratio of your height to your computer screen can also take a toll on your back. When you don't have to work in an office, you can choose between the bedroom, the living room or perhaps even a coffee shop if it helps you focus.

That might sound great, but lugging your laptop to each of those places could mean constantly sitting in a different position. Pay attention to how much your current work position is forcing you to tilt your head, and also look out for strong lower back support. It may also be wise to think about where your entire body is oriented when working. How are your arms and legs positioned while you type?

Working at home could be a relaxing alternative to a busy office, but not if it's hurting your back. Contact a professional chiropractor soon to get a medical opinion about any prolonged back pain you might feel.