Cubicle Workers: Here's How to Fight Chronic Pain With Science and Technology

March 29, 2015 2:26 AM

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Among employees who spend hours each day in cubicles and offices, pecking away at keyboards, slouching in cheap desk chairs, and squinting at bright screens, chronic pain is incredibly prevalent. And while it can be easy to write off the pain as part of the package, it's important that you understand the causes of these problems and fight back in order to remain productive and profitable for your employer.

Pain in the workplace is more than a nuisance; it's an expensive problem that costs American businesses billions of dollars. According to a report by the Institute of Medicine for the 2010 fiscal year, the value of lost productivity was somewhere between $297.4 billion and $333.5 billion. When compa...

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