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My Neck Hurts. Do I Need a New Office Chair?

Do I need a new office chair to help the pain in my neck? I’m working really hard to meet the deadline on a project that will be very helpful to my business. The outcome of working a few extra hours a week is going to pay off when I finish this project. Every few hours I find myself rubbing the back of my neck to relieve the tension of sitting for too long. What’s the problem?

Is it the office chair?

There are countless options for the optimal desk chair. Do you have one of the NY Times Best Office Chairs of 2024? If not, is it a good idea to purchase one for your health?

Reasons to get a new office chair according to Preferred Ergonomics

  • It supports your posture
  • It is more comfortable: 
  • It reduces the risk of neck problems
  • It reduces the risk of back pain
  • It reduces pressure on your hips
  • It makes working easy
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What if the office chair is not the problem?

Even though getting a new office chair can be a positive solution to your physical discomfort, have you considered your stress as one of your potential problems? The drive you have to push through a difficult task is commendable and might be necessary for keeping your business afloat. We get it, we are a small business, too!

Stress Symptoms at Work

If you are experiencing many of these physical symptoms, you might be experiencing moderate to high levels of stress.

  • Fatigue.
  • Muscular tension.
  • Headaches.
  • Heart palpitations.
  • Sleeping difficulties, such as insomnia.
  • Gastrointestinal upsets, such as diarrhea or constipation.
  • Dermatological disorders.
  • Crying spells.
  • Difficulty eating.
  • Losing interest in daily activities.
  • Feeling guilty, helpless, or hopeless.
  • Avoiding family and friends.
  • Anger.
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How to Treat Stress at Work?

Now that we have identified that the stress might not be ONLY due to the office chair or the extra hours, let’s talk about how to work through stress.

5 Tips for Stress Reduction and Life Improvement

Benefits of Less Stress

Maybe you opened this article truly looking for a new chair… I hope you clicked the links above and leave us a comment to let us know which chair you picked that you would rate as 5 stars. More importantly, we hope you took the time to learn a little more about the pain and stress you are feeling that is a little more than just your physical neck pain. As a culture, we are learning that our minds and our bodies are a little more connected than we once believed. We do need a good office chair and a little more understanding of how we can be healthier in all areas of our life. We hope you get that new chair as well as some great tips on being healther in all areas of your life.

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