Too Much Sitting? Avoid Back & Neck Pain
- Watch your sitting posture and avoid slouching.
- Avoid looking down at your smartphone or tablet.
- If using a desk and chair with a computer, adjust your chair and monitor so the top of the screen is at eye level.
- Try not to cross your legs or ankles while sitting. Your feet should be flat on the ground or extended out.
- Take frequent breaks to stand up and move.
- Check out Dr. Guy’s deskercise tips here for ways to stretch out those muscles that may be strained while sitting.
- Give us a call if we can help provide more advice to reduce your back and neck pain. You can also read tips from other chiropractors here.
Does your Home Office Need Better Ergonomics?
You may find that your home office does not have supportive ergonomics like your desk and office chair at work. An ergonomic work area is important to help you work safely and efficiently. We suggest having a real desk or at least a kitchen table (not working from the bed or slouched over the coffee table). A supportive chair will also help you get through the day. Take frequent breaks to move and stand. If you have the option to alternate with a standing desk (our countertop) even better!