Everyday at work we sit at our computers staring at screens, typing away with our necks cocked forward. Our jobs require us to sit for long periods of time and our neck and backs are suffering because of it. While you can’t quit your job to avoid these problems, we have created ways to improve your spinal health while at work. Here are a few of our favorites:
Send a message by foot – Instead of clicking send to the e-mail to your co-worker, get off your feet and deliver the message your self. Getting off your feet periodically throughout the day will give your neck and back a break.
Check your posture – Are you sitting with proper posture? When seated in your desk chair, you want to have both feet flat on the floor. Check to make sure you don’t have your neck straining too far forward as well. If your chair is at an uncomfortable height, bring a pillow to rest behind your back while you type.
Stand when you can – Whether it is on a conference call or while checking e-mail, any little bit of time not sitting will help relieve pressure from your back. If you have the time, use your lunch break as a time to get off your bottom and move around.
If you have any questions about other ways to save your neck and back at work, please don’t hesitate to contact us at Towne lake Family Chiropractics.
What do you do to prevent back and neck pain at work?