No More Back Pain: 5 Tips for Proper Computer Posture
No matter how much you love your job, you probably don’t love the pain and stiffness that often comes from sitting in front of your computer all day. Fortunately, there are five ways to adjust your workspace to ensure proper computer posture and keep stiff, sore muscles at bay.
1. Straighten Up
Proper sitting posture is the first step to more pain-free days. Always sit straight up in your chair with your lower back resting against the chair back. If your chair doesn’t offer enough support, use a small pillow or lumbar roll to maintain proper computer posture.
2. See Eye-to-Eye with Your Monitor
A low monitor requires you to hunch over your desk to see what’s on the screen. This habit can lead to plenty of strain on the upper back and neck. Raise your computer monitor to eye-level to reduce strain and pain.
3. Get Close with Your Computer
Arrange your workspace so your monitor is close enough to see easily. You can also increase your font size to ensure you can read what’s on your screen without having to lean forward for hours each day.
4. Go Ergonomic
Computer ergonomics can make a big difference in your comfort level. Both your keyboard and mouse can be ergonomic, which takes the pressure off your hands and wrists as you work while encouraging better posture.
5. Learn the Art of Relaxation
When poor posture is combined with stress, the result is even more pain at the end of the day. While you might not be able to eliminate stress within your job, you can use techniques like meditation or gentle stretching to reduce its physical impact on your body.
When your job is a pain in the neck, chiropractic can help. Dr. Williams helps many patients relieve work-related pain. To schedule your appointment, contact Preferred Family Chiropractic today at 352-536-1300.