How to Treat Office Syndrome: A Common Ailment Among Working Adults

Office Syndrome is a condition that affects many working adults today, resulting from prolonged sitting and leading to body aches such as in the neck, back, shoulders, and general fatigue. Early treatment is crucial to prevent the condition from becoming chronic. Here are some insights from Divana on how to address this prevalent issue:


Self-Diagnosable Symptoms of Office Syndrome:

  • Muscle pain in specific areas such as the neck, shoulders, upper back, and lower back, with no precise pain location identifiable.
  • Pain and stiffness due to incorrect postures over long periods, especially in front of a computer.
  • Blurry vision, a consequence of prolonged screen time causing eye muscle fatigue, potentially accompanied by symptoms like tinnitus.
  • Pain, numbness, and tingling from sitting too long, which can compress veins and disrupt blood circulation; numbness in the hands often results from inflamed tendon sheaths.
  • Chronic headaches, sometimes including migraines, often linked to accumulated stress or prolonged focus on fixed points.


Symptoms That Should Not Be Ignored – See a Doctor Immediately:

  • Severe pain and discomfort.
  • Pain disrupting daily life.
  • Persistent pain despite rest or lifestyle adjustments.


Treatment Options for Office Syndrome in Working Adults:

  1. Medication: Painkillers, muscle relaxants, and anti-inflammatory drugs can alleviate symptoms but should be used strictly under medical guidance.
  2. Physical Therapy: Helps relax tense muscles and joints through stretching, heat application, ultrasound, massage, and professional physiotherapy.
  3. Alternative Therapies: Such as acupuncture, Thai massage, and specific massage programs for the neck, shoulders, and back to relieve symptoms of Office Syndrome. Expert treatment is recommended.
  4. Lifestyle Adjustments: Vital for preventing and mitigating Office Syndrome, including:
    • Correcting sitting posture; avoiding slouching and keeping the computer screen at eye level.
    • Changing positions every 30-60 minutes to prevent muscle stiffness.
    • Regular exercise to strengthen muscles.
    • Adequate rest.

General Health Tips:

Maintain overall physical health with nutritious food, regular exercise, sufficient rest, and a well-balanced daily routine, not forgetting to find time to create life balance and relaxation for both body and mind.

Find Office Syndrome Relief Programs at Divana Spa, available at all branches.

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