Do you spend most of your workweek slouched over your desk, typing away rapidly at your computer? If you are an office worker, poor posture can result in chronic neck pain, shoulder pain, and lower back pain. If you’re tired of waking up each morning sorer than the day before, the way you sit at work can go a long way towards helping your back pain.
Here are some suggestions for improving your posture when you’re siting at your desk, so you can reduce or even eliminate your back pain:
- When you sit in your chair, make sure your feet sit flat on the floor. Check that your knees stay in line with your hips.
- After you situate yourself in your chair, make sure you are sitting up as straight as possible. You should also try and push your hips as far back as they can go in the chair.
- When you type, move your keyboard so it is close to your hands and directly in front of you. Your computer monitor should also be directly in front of you, just a few inches above your eyes.
- Position your computer screen so it is approximately 20 inches away from where you are sitting. For most people, this is about an arm’s length away.
- As you sit, keep your shoulders in a relaxed position. Throughout the day, make sure you’re not rounding your shoulders up towards your ears.
While good posture can do a lot for your back pain, it still might not be enough. If you need help dealing with chronic back pain, contact me today to set up a chiropractic appointment.