Back and neck pain are hard to get away from for office workers. It's important to stay ahead of any injuries, even while sitting. Your routine at work may not include getting up and moving around, but it a necessity for your life-long mobility. If you are spending several days per week sitting at a desk, take these steps seriously.
If you have been experiencing pain and discomfort for a long period of time without relief, schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Davis to correct any misalignments and retrain your spine.
Here are a few tips and tricks while sitting at your desk each day:
Forearms should be parallel to the floor whether you are sitting or standing at your desk.
Computer screens should be at eye level to help with slouching and looking down.
Change position often. Movement and taking breaks help relax your body and your mind. Stand up, move around, take in some deep breaths then get back to it.
Stretching is always good. It keeps the blood supply and oxygen fresh to get to and from your muscles.
Sit with your feet flat on the ground.
Move your shoulders back and chest out and open.
Keep your hips straight and flat on the seat of your chair.
Use a workout ball as a chair, stand, or place ball in mid-low back to lumbar support.
Drink plenty of water! Yes, it makes a big difference for those muscles and joints, even while sitting.
You may be the goofy-looking, good posture staff member, but you will be the most productive! Share the good word about better posture at your desk to help those around you.