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With quarantine restrictions loosening and gyms re-opening, Carrie Jaworski, M.D. with the NorthShore Orthopaedic & Spine Institute says they've seen a marked increase in patients with neck and back injuries since sheltering at home began.
Why? Many people got used to working from home, and during this time, got used to less activity and not working out like they used to. Possibly they were working in an environment that lacked an ergonomically-friendly setup. They've also noticed that people are adding in intermittent workouts without proper equipment or trainer oversight – they says that’s a recipe for injury.
Here are some tips for those who are getting back into action after leaving quarantine: