Common Pain Issues faced by White-Collar Workers

by Physician Ardy Quek

Organised by RQAM and PULSE TCM Clinic, Physician Ardy Quek talked about the common pain issues faced by white-collar workers. Office workers spend the majority of their work hours in sedentary behaviour, which commonly leads to pain or strain in certain areas of the body, such as the neck, shoulders and back. Physician Quek also talked about the different types of pain, ways to avoid them and what exercises could be done to provide quick relief.
Common pain issues:

  • Head: Tension-type headaches, Migraines, Digital eye strain
  • Neck: Stiff neck, Neck-induced headaches, Cervical disc issues, Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Upper Limb: Frozen shoulder, Tennis elbow, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Trigger finger
  • Back: Postural scoliosis, Pain around shoulder blades
  • Lower Back: Wear and tear of Lumbar muscles, Sciatica, Nerve compressions
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