‘Office Syndrome’ has become a familiar term in recent years. Looking back to 5-6 years ago, office syndrome was new and not widely known. However, it is common in office workers lately as 1 in 10 of them could be found having an office syndrome.

Back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain are regular during working period, but what kind of pain is a sign of herniated disc?

Symptoms of herniated disc

  1. Pain on the neck, chest, waist, back, lower back, or shoulder that connect with the neck. The pain could be sharp or like an electric shock
  2. Intermittent pain on the neck or back which continues for more than 2 weeks
  3. Pain on the whole back or lower back and also radiates to legs
  4. Pain that interrupts daily activities or pain while moving and lying down

Risk factors or behaviors that cause herniated disc

  1. Degenerative change on intervertebral disc due to aging
  2. Improper lifting of heavy objects
  3. Sport injury
  4. Improper or abrupt movement
  5. Being overweight or obesity that put pressure to intervertebral disc
  6. Staying in the same posture for prolonged period of time without moving

How to Prevent herniated disc

Aside from being cautious to moving, lifting, and changing posture while working, regular exercise also help maintaining healthy disc and prevent deterioration.

If you are wondering whether your pain is from disc herniation or not, you should immediately see your doctor to find the root cause of the pain in order to avoid complications and disability.

At S Spine and Nerve Hospital, Thailand’s first and only specialist hospital in spine and nervous system, we have a specialized and well experienced specialist team that fully utilize latest technology and LASER treatment procedures to provide patients with maximum efficiency and to avoid traditional open surgery.


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