Computer users who use computers each day as part of their job need to be careful because excessive computer use can cause certain health problems. The major health problems are related to the posture and the method in which the person uses the computer. Some minor changes to the method in which the person uses the computer will help to prevent and overcome these problems.
The common problem that is faced by the people who are regular computer users is the musculoskeletal problems. The muscles and nerves can be damaged because of the faulty position of the computer users. The position of the neck and the back can also cause pain in the back or the neck. Continuous positioning of the part in this manner can also lead to various degenerative changes in the neck and the back.
Adequate care to the posture and other aspects will prevent any damage to the body of the person using computers for many hours continuously. The first thing that should be done is that the chair on which the person is sitting needs to have back support. This will provide adequate support to the back and prevent the person from suffering from back pain.
The neck pain and damage to the bones of the neck can be prevented by making sure that the height of the computer screen is raised so that the computer user does not need to bend to look at the screen of the computer. The computer screen should allow the person to look straight instead of bending down.
The hand position can also cause carpal tunnel syndrome in some people if the wrist is continuously compressed. Regular breaks after about 30 minutes of computer use will help the person to relax and stretch the muscles. This will prevent the damage from occurring.