Chiropractic Care Expert Forum
Pain from extensive note taking
About This Forum:

Questions in the Chiropractic Care Forum are being answered by Dr. Adam Tanase, a board-certified Doctor of Chiropractic. Topics covered include Muscle Pain, Nerve Pain, Movement Disorders, Subluxation, Upper Cervical Care, Pain Management, Health Care Alternatives, and Wellness Care.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Pain from extensive note taking

I have found that a lot of my chronic neck and shoulder pain is due to my posture, Particularly due to rolled-shoulders and head forward positions for extended periods of time. I have been working on my posture and have had very good results. However, at work, I take extensive hand written notes while talking to clients. I perform evaluations in different environments and don't have much control over the ergonomic setting. I usually end up sitting and holding a clipboard and paper in my lap while interviewing a client and writing in this position. It is not unusual for interviews to last up to three hours, with some brief breaks of course. Inevitably, I end up experiencing neck shoulder and arm pain, as well as headaches, which can last for days. Any advice, tips or pearls of wisdom to help overcome this professional dilemma would be greatly appreciated. I already have a helpful exercise and stretching program, but I cannot find a proper way of performing my work with such extensive note-taking without exacerbating this long-standing problem.
514494_tn?1376514748
Unfortunately I don't have a prolific answer for you. If your line of work requires you to take notes while sitting for long periods of time, there's no overt way that I can suggest for you to avoid it.

Just make sure you balance out this mechanical behavior with stretching and exercise afterwards. Otherwise, in time, overuse injuries are inevitable.
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_m_tn
Avoid medicines and pain killer injection, you should go to a professional chiropractor.It may help you a lot.

Thanks
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
This Forum's Experts
514494_tn?1376514748
Adam Tanase, D.C.Blank
St Louis Chiropractor: www.drtanase.com
St. Louis, MO
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank