Hey ladies. Just wondering if anyone had any knowledge on office ergonomics. I had a weird position change fiasco in the summer and got moved to a tiny work space. When I had my first day in the new space there wasn't a chair so I asked our engineering dept to see if they could find one in storage. The one they found is definitely not a good chair. I feel that the combo between the desk and the chair are aggrivating my body. I'm 32 and I'm stiff and sore in my back and neck WAY more than I feel I should be for someone who's physically active and teaches PiYo and dance on the side.
My mom and I were out yesterday and she was asking about my work situation and I was telling her the work space was my only real complaint at this point -- that everything else had worked out. She said to be careful because she's known a couple people who have had permanent damage due to poor ergonomics. That statement kinda worried me. I'm going to pull out one of those charts off the internet today to see about proper sitting, distance from the computer monitor, keyboard etc... All I've ever really seen are those charts. Have any of you ever seen or heard anything else? I'm wondering if there's something along the lines of "Lower back discomfort could mean ______ is wrong."
I'm trying not to get carried away with my thinking but the timing of things getting worse physically lines up with this change so it's hard not to think it's at least partially because of the work situation.