16 May

What Are Work-Related-Musculoskeletal-Disorders (WRMDs) and how Ergonomic Chairs Can Help?

Ergonomically Designed Chairs

Musculoskeletal Disorders continue to rise at an alarming rate in India and world-wide.  The sedentary lifestyle and work culture of sitting long hours in front of computer contributes to the rampant rise in these cases.

A recent report estimates that one in two Americans is affected by musculoskeletal conditions (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160301114116.htm). According to yet another research low back and neck pain is the leading cause of disability in England for both men and women combined (https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2016/01/11/preventing-musculoskeletal-disorders-has-wider-impacts-for-public-health/). Yet another report on increasing rise of WRMDs among Indian IT professionals (http://www.ijstr.org/final-print/july2013/Prevalance-Of-Work-Related-Low-Back-Pain-Among-The-Information-Technology-Professionals-In-India—A-Cross-Sectional-Study.pdf)highlight that low back pain is the major work-related-musculature-disorder among the IT professionals. Similar cases have been reported for dental professionals, banking professionals and other professionals that demand employees to work while remain seated for long hours.

Musculoskeletal Disorders:

According to Wikipedia, Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) are injuries or pain in the body’s joints, ligaments, muscles nerves, tendons and structure that support lib, neck and back. Due to the sedentary lifestyle and because employees maintain the same posture over long hours of sitting, the constant strain and pressure may injure the musculoskeletal section and contribute to WRMDs. Usually bad posture and lack of quality ergonomic chairs are the major reason. Traditional chairs lack the ability to offer sufficient support to the lower spine and thus sitting unsupported for long periods of time puts pressure on the spine and strain the musculoskeletal section.  This when continues for long period results in musculoskeletal disorders.

Sitting long hours on traditional chairs which lack sufficient ergonomic design puts pressure on the lower back and joints which when continues overtime puts even more pressure on the musculoskeletal section and thus results in pain that becomes a grave problem.

Ergonomically Designed Chairs for Ultimate Seating Comfort

To avoid such damage to your spine and joints, it is essential that you choose ergonomic chairs that help you maintain good posture. High-quality ergonomic chairs also provide proper support with features like adjustable seat/ height, PP arm rests, back support, swivel base, multi-function tilt-mechanism, waterfall seat design and many more.

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