Your musculoskeletal system is made up of structures that support you and allow you to move. Bones, joint, muscle, tendon and ligament health are all very important for effective pain management and prevention. Fortunately, there is a lot of research that helps support proper posture and ergonomics.

Good posture can help reduce stress on the spine. Stand tall to keep natural curves in your back -- always avoid slouching which increases stress on your back and neck. When sitting for extended hours, make sure your shoulders are relaxed with your feet flat on the floor. Remember to take regular breaks to stand and move around the office or your home. 

Using good work products like ergonomic chairs or standing desks can help reduce the likelihood of back or neck injuries and pain. A good ergonomic work program can help reduce accidental injuries like lifting heavy objects and non-accidental injuries from prolonged or repeated activities like carpal tunnel syndrome.