is a common problem found amongst office workers, those who regularly use a desktop or laptop computer, and those who frequently use tablets or smartphones. Prolonged work along with physical stress and poor postures such as standing or sitting hunched over, keeping the head tilted down, or pushing the shoulders forward can produce aches and pains throughout the body. If we do not correct or treat these pains, they can increase and become chronic issues.
What are some of the symptoms of office syndrome?
Some symptoms include:
- Shoulder, neck, and back pain
- Wrist and finger pain
- Numbness of the fingers, hands, or arms
- Back and hip stiffness
- Abdominal pain, discomfort
- Dry eyes
Stretches to prevent office syndrome:
Treating Office Syndrome
Office syndrome is treatable and curable but requires the full cooperation of the patient. This includes making lifestyle adjustments both in the workplace and at home. Oftentimes it also requires assistance from a specialist who can properly guide the patient through the necessary steps towards recovery. There are a variety of treatment options for office syndrome, which include:
, which is the medical procedure that involves inserting needles into the areas of muscle spasm that are in pain. The goal is to target the myofascial trigger points
to alleviate the pain and make the muscles relax.
Peripheral magnetic stimulation (PMS) or transcutaneous magnetic stimulation (TMS)
is a non-invasive method in which a rapidly pulsed, high-intensity magnetic field is delivered to the pained area. This helps to reduce pain and muscle spasms, and strengthen the affected muscle.
Physical therapy (PT) and exercises
are the classic method. With assistance from Bumrungrad’s physical therapists and physical trainers, individualized physical therapy and exercise programs can be developed to help speed up the treatment phase and recovery process, as well as ensure that recurrence won’t be a concern.
The Sports Medicine & Lifestyle Center
at Bumrungrad International Hospital offers treatment programs that are designed to suit each individual patient’s needs. Our team of experienced specialists offer quality services to help ensure that you can return to a normal life without having to worry about your office syndrome symptoms
Sports Medicine and Joint Center (Building A 20D)
Service Hours: 08.00-20.00 (BKK Time)