With their introduction into our professional and personal lives over the last 15 to 20 years, mobile phones, laptops and tablets are a constant companion for many of us. Today’s office workers depend on their mobile devices throughout their workday. We use them for messaging, e-mailing, presenting and sometimes even making phone calls. Unfortunately we use these devices on desktops in straining positions for long periods of time. The pain and strain from the use of these devices we call TechNeck.
TechNeck is the 21st Century’s repetitive stress syndrome; pain caused in the fragile cervical spine from repetitive strained use of digital devices. Given that ergonomic interventions typically offer an $8:$1 return on investment the use of ergonomic tools in the workplace should become an essential part of any business’ strategy to reduce healthcare costs and keep their teams happy.