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laptop-problems.pngHere’s something that’ll make you sit up straight.
Back specialists say as many as four in five patients have chronic nerve damage caused by working on portable PCs and millions more are at risk of injury. Laptops account for 70 percent of all computer sales, according to PC Pro magazine.
Nicola Hunter, a physiotherapist and occupational health specialist, said that hand and arm pain similar to repetitive strain injury is easily induced by resting wrists against the edge of a laptop. She added: “There’s evidence that it stops the nerves and tendons moving as they normally would, and this can cause nerve injury.” If this happens at work you may want to contact then Personal Injury Attorney New Jersey If you want compensation for your personal injury, The Cordova injury lawyers discussing premises liability for your injury compensation.
My Ergonomic Workstation – No More Pain. Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, here you will get a detailed information.
I completely changed my work station after years of crippling carpal tunnel injuries caused by bad ergonomics. It got so bad at one point that I couldn’t squeeze a tube of toothpaste or pick up a cup of coffee, and I was unable to even type or hold a pen. In addition to my carpal tunnel, I had also experienced a fall at work, which didn’t help the fact that my back had already been in pain from the poor ergonomics of my workstation. These injuries left me on disability for nearly a year. And after all that I went through I know I should have looked for legal help right after my accident. Thankfully, I’m fine now, because I changed the way I work. Here’s what I did.You can also click here for more information.
These days, I use
– a Cirque EasyCat Touchpad instead of a regular mouse,
– a Kinesis Advantage keyboard, a keyboard tray that sits at lap level,
– and a fabulous Therapod chair that I got from ergonomics king Joel Kendall of Kenebowe.
– I never talk on the phone for more than a few minutes without a headset and I never – ever – hold the phone between my ear and my neck while typing. That’s where the whole problem begins!
Working Well Ergonomics
Harvard Medical School-

Laptop ergonomics: When the keyboard is in the proper position for the wrist, the screen is not in an adequate position for the neck and vice versa. Using a laptop is a trade off between poor neck/head posture and poor hand/wrist posture. You need to pay special attention to how you use your laptop to prevent problems.

And men, beware, there also are reports that a warm laptop on the, um, lap, can lower sperm counts.
Posted by B.L. Ochman
Hat tip to Joan Bramsch