Get away from that keyboard, for your upper back’s sake (look who’s talking…)!

English: An alphanumeric computer keyboard.
English: An alphanumeric computer keyboard. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It is a well-known fact that many of us spend more and more time sitting at a desk typing on a computer and using a mouse, or using a lap top sitting on a bed (which is even worse). Those repetitive small movements, generally accompanied by bad posture and tension related to work, often lead to recurrent pain in the upper back. It used to be a secretary issue, but now that there is ”a computer in every pot”, anyone can be affected, even at a relatively young age.

This is what we call a posture-related cervical backache. If you have tried applying a heat pad you probably observed that your muscles are relaxing. Heat helps but it does not solve the issue totally, especially if it has become chronic.

Here is one homeopathic medicine that is particularly effective in relieving this stiffness due to the contracture of the upper back muscles:

Cimicifuga 6C (it is also called Actea racemosa and comes from the Black Cohosh): take 5 pellets several times a day.

It is also important to check that the height of your desk and chair is adapted to your body.

Take short breaks away from the computer.

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2 Comments

  1. as soon as i saw this come up in the feed, i arched my back and sat up straight… man, it’s so true – important to be aware of this, thanks for the reminder!!

    1. raphaele says:

      welcome! I could use a reminder myself from time to time!

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