Office Syndrome

Office syndrome is a group of symptoms suffered by 60 – 70% of office workers between the age of 16 and 35 years. It is also common among those above 55 years old.

Symptoms of office syndrome are:

  • Headache and neck, shoulder and back pain
  • Aching arms, wrists and fingers
  • Numbness of wrists or feet
  • Eye stain, dry eyes and glare
  • These symptoms may also be due to chronic underlying illness, such as arthritis or neuritis

Causes of office syndrome stems from one or more of the following factors:

  • Spending too much time in front of the computer every day without break
  • Poor ergonomics knowledge
  • Poor working environment

Mission Health Promotion Center offers programs to prevent and treat office syndrome.