president of ErgoFit Consulting, which
advises companies on workplace ergonomics. She also warns against add-on
adjustable devices that can be used with
fixed-height desks. “In general, most of
these introduce new ergonomic risks,
such as further raising the height of the
keying surface and having insufficient
monitor adjustments,” Read says.
But there’s no simple solution. Understanding individual users’ needs is
important. “What many buyers don’t
realize is that there can be significant differences in height adjustment
between models and particularly between
mechanisms [such as electric or counter-balanced],” Read explains.
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2. Oftentimes, chronic neck and
back pain is a symptom of poor
posture or a lack of activity.