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Working from home could cause aches and pains, experts weigh in on solutions

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — While there are certain comforts in working from home, it could be causing you pain.

“They may still sit on the couch and in and while they’re working either on the laptop or they may send it if you know what that the kitchen table but they’re not sitting actually properly so we do see more problems with neck and back pain enter.”

According to Busch, that pain can be felt in the arms and hands as well. For those spending extended time on technology devices, there could be long-term side effects on your body.

“They’re looking at their cell phones all the time and they’re starting to develop what people are calling texting neck because they’re doing that continuously and that reinforces in the muscles in the ligaments and in the nerves of that positioning where we start to see developmental changes,” said Busch. “Instead of having three curves in your spine, we start to see those curves straightening out.”

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David Faust

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David started his career in operations in various roles and industries, earning his Master Black Belt in Lean/Six Sigma along the way. 

He has over fifteen years of experience as a consultant helping several businesses of different sizes, industries, and functions improve efficiency, quality, and delivery.  David was also general manager of Pretzels, Inc., a multi-million dollar snack food manufacturer. He helped lead the organization to record revenues and profits while maximizing the value of the business for a recent sale by ownership. 

David currently manages a portfolio of manufacturing, distribution and retail companies through Ro12 Enterprises, a private capital group he started in 2015. He has also been involved in several startups, personally founding three of them.  

David is a graduate of Purdue University with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.  He and his wife live in Fort Wayne, IN, with their four children.