15 occurences of severe symptoms in their forearm 20 occurences of high symptoms in their forearm
19 occurences of medium symptoms in their forearm
5 occurences of low symptoms in their forearm Drill down: Forearm
SPINE AND RIBCAGE
16 occurences of severe symptoms in their spine and ribcage
30 occurences of high symptoms in their spine and ribcage
42 occurences of medium symptoms in their spine and ribcage
8 occurences of low symptoms in their spine and ribcage Drill down: Spine
21 occurences of severe symptoms
30 occurences of high symptoms
57 occurences of medium pain symptoms
9 occurences of low pain symptoms Drill down: Lower limb
3 occurences of severe intensity headache 13 occurences of high intensity headache 7 occurences of mild intensity headache
0 occurences of low intensity headache Drill down: Headache
Hand pins and needles and or numbness
4 occurences of Intermittent Pins and needles right hand 7 occurences of Constant Pins and needles right hand 3 occurences of Intermittent Numbness right hand
4 occurences of Constant Numbness right hand
7 occurences of Intermittent Pins and needles left hand 5 occurences of Constant Pins and needles left hand 6 occurences of Intermittent Numbness left hand
6 occurences of Constant Numbness left hand Drill down: Neuro-hands
Leg pins and needles and or numbness
0 occurences of Intermittent Pins and needles left leg 11 occurences of Constant Pins and needles left leg 2 occurences of Intermittent Numbness left leg
7 occurences of Constant Numbness left leg Drill down: Neuro-legs
4 occurences of Severe pain in the right arm
7 occurences of High pain in the right arm
5 occurences of Medium pain in the right arm 1 occurences of Low pain in the right arm
3 occurences of Severe pain in the left arm 8 occurences of High pain in the left arm
5 occurences of Medium pain in the left arm 0 occurences of low pain in the left arm Drill down: Arm symptoms
When something is going to change at work, what happens?
Yes replies = 4 I have plenty of opportunity to speak to my boss about any changes at work Yes replies = 2 We are always asked about possible changes at work before they happen but do not have much involvement in how decisions are made Yes replies = 4 We are not told about changes and I would find it hard to speak to my boss Yes replies = 3 I can rely on them to help me out, encourage me and provide support
How do you get on with your boss or supervisor?
Yes replies = 2 I can talk to them about something that has upset or annoyed me at work but that is about all Yes replies = 3 I do not get on with them very well and do not feel very supported
How do you get on with the people you work with?
Yes replies = 2 My colleagues will help me and are always willing to listen to any work-related problems Yes replies = 3 I do not think my colleagues offer me much support Yes replies = 2 I get on with them ok but would not discuss any problems with them Yes replies = 2 Friction or arguments with your work colleagues Yes replies = 2 Bullying from one or more work colleagues Yes replies = 3 Difficulties or strained relationships with someone at work
Which of the following best describes how you feel about your role at work?
Yes replies = 2 I am clear about what is expected of me at work and know how to go about getting my job done Yes replies = 2 I am clear what my duties and responsibilities are but sometimes do not manage to get everything finished Yes replies = 2 I am clear what my duties and responsibilities are but sometimes do not manage to get everything finished Yes replies = 2 I am unclear what my role is
Do you worry about any of the following?
Yes replies = 2 Different people at work demand things from me that are hard to combine Yes replies = 2 I have unachievable deadlines and I have to neglect some tasks because I have too much to do Yes replies = 2 I have to work very intensively and find it difficult to take sufficient breaks Yes replies = 2 I am pressured to work long hours
Are you suffering physical symptoms which are adding to your stress levels?
Yes replies = 2 I have physical symptoms which impede my productivity occasionally Yes replies = 3 I have physical symptoms which impede me constantly Yes replies = 2 I have physical symptoms but they do not affect my stress level Yes replies = 2 I have physical symptoms which impede my productivity occasionally and affect my stress level Yes replies = 4 I have physical symptoms which impede me constantly and affect my stress level
There is no such thing as a perfect sitting posture but some are much worse than others. In example 1 above you can see that this is a short person, feet off the floor and slumped forwards. Example 2 shows a taller person leaning back. This position gives some rest to the back muscles whilst at the same time tending to compress the spine adversely. Example 3 is the perceived ideal. It will do the least harm. Example 4 is the worst postion. It causes the most spinal disc compression and puts strain on almost all of the spinal muscles.
sitting slumped to one side with the spine bent
keeping the knees, ankles, or arms crossed for long peroids.
dangling or not properly supporting the feet, get a footstool.
sitting for a long time in one position, vary your position. Sit and stand desks are great for this.
straining the neck downwards for long periods while looking at a monitor, telephone screen, or document
sitting in a position that does not fully support the back, especially the lower back
sitting for an extended period without taking a break
support the forearms on the desk, ensure that any chair arms do not prevent you getting close enough to the desk.
exercising for at least 30 minutes three times a week, focusing on a mix of stretching, strengthening, and aerobic activities
trying not to stay in any one position for too long, changing position or activity every hour
using a hands-free device for long calls
keeping any screens at eye or chest level when reading to reduce neck and upper back strain
sitting up straight and looking directly forward when reading mobile screens or monitors
lifting heavy objects by bending the legs rather than using the back
keeping heavy loads close to the body when lifting or carrying them
adjusting the seat when driving to support the back without straining and to allow the knees to bend
placing lumbar support cushions on seats, including car seats, thus reducing lower back strain
wearing comfortable, supportive, or orthopedic shoes when standing for long periods of time
walking with a straight spine and trying to avoid slumping or leaning
swinging the arms briskly and evenly when walking, jogging, or running
Yes = 2 Is your desktop too cold? Yes = 2 Do you often rest your forearm(s) on the edge of the desk? Yes = 2 Is the desk edge a sharp 90 degree edge? Yes = 7 Is your mouse the correct size for your hand? Yes = 2 If your chair has arms, do they stop you from getting close enough to your desk? Yes = 2 Is your deskspace too small? Yes = 3 Is your mouse wireless? Yes = 2 Is your mouse a trackball, not a laser? Yes = 1 Do you have a permanent desk at your workplace? Yes = 1 Does your condition find it difficult to cope with the varying ergonomics of your various work environments? Yes = 1 Do you use a mouse pad/rest? Yes = 4 Do you use the scroll wheel on your mouse? Yes = 2 Do you use the cursor keys to scroll? Yes = 1 Do you use a combination of these? Yes = 2 Do you use an external mouse when using a laptop? Yes = 2 Do you use an external keyboard when using a laptop? Yes = 2 If using a laptop do you plug in an external monitor to it? Yes = 1 Do you use a pen tablet?