Preventing a Pain in the Neck at Work
No, not that kind of pain the neck.
Sitting too long at a computer can be extremely troubling for the back, neck, and shoulders. If your employment requires this type of regular screen time, we suggest several measures that may help prevent daily tension and soreness. Chiropractic care is an all-natural pain management solution that treats the body holistically and can bring about long-lasting relief for those that spend 8 or more hours per day sitting in a seated, computer-bound position.
Tips to Eliminate Neck Pain
Preventative measures can be quite helpful in preventing neck and upper back strain at work, including:
Adjust Your Position: Try to avoid doing all your work in a seated position. If you can stand with your laptop, frequently move around in your seat, and be intentional about taking breaks to walk around.
Ensure Proper Posture: If sitting is unavoidable, frequently check your posture. Both feet should be flat on the floor, and your spine should align flush with the back of your chair – and avoid slumping.
Monitor Height: The location of your monitor directly correlates to your head position. Your screen should be directly in front of your nose, and your elbows should remain at a 90-degree angle while typing.
As well, regular sessions with Quality Life Chiropractic in Rochester can make a tremendous difference for anyone enduring discomfort due to prolonged periods of sitting – which is now known to be correlated to a host of health problems and can be as risky as obesity or smoking.