Thursday, March 12, 2009
Never cradle the phone between your neck and shoulder . This can create or intensify neck or back pain. Whenever a phone conversation lasts more than 10 minutes, move around to work your muscles as you talk or listen. Lean back and lean forward; stand up and sit down. Consider getting a headset if you spend a lot of time on the phone, especially if you type or write as you talk. A headset may prevent a stiff neck. For a less expensive alternative, get a shoulder rest. Be sure to switch ears often.