The Osteo

Work and Posture Related Injury

Headaches, back, shoulder or neck pain at work?​

If you’re sat at a desk for 8-9 hours a day it’s likely that you’ve experienced back or neck pain at some point in your working life.

Due to the natural curvature of our spine, we tend to adopt an initially ‘comfortable’ slumped position. This places enormous pressures upon the intervertebral discs but also puts the ligaments of the spine and muscles on stretch. When this position is maintained for prolonged periods these structures can become increasingly painful.

As well as providing treatment to relieve your symptoms, osteopaths will be able to offer a full postural assessment and advise you on the ideal work place set up. This will ensure that you not only remain comfortable at work but also pain-free.

Typically patients experience:

Thoracic spine pain

Neck pain and stiffness


Stress and discomfort across the shoulders

Low back pain