Posture in the Workplace
“Workplace ergonomics” is a fancy term for a simple concept: posture in the office. At Family Chiropractic & Natural Healing Center, we see the toll that office work is taking on spines all too often. It is not in a company’s best interest to provide you with a proper ergonomic set up because they are generally expensive: ergo you are sat with an unsupportive chair and an ill-fitting desktop set up. Fight back against this system of repression toward your back by using these simple tips:
- Bring in a pillow or roll up a jacket and place it between your chair and lower back where it is most comfortable. This encourages the lordotic curve which is essential to a natural resting position.
- Adjust the height of your monitor so you are not craning your neck up or down.
- Sit up straight in the chair against your improvised (or not) pillow
- Arms should rest on an armrest at 90 degrees, and shoulders should feel relaxed.
The idea is to create an environment that is working for you rather than against you. If you come home regularly complaining of stiffness, aches and pains, let us evaluate your spine and provide you with the treatment that ensures your spine is aligned and your muscles in a state of balance and health. From there, it is up to you to do everything you can to positively influence your back’s health, including practicing proper posture.
Call our office in Milpitas at (408) 263-8025 to schedule an appointment and find out how you can turn your office into a sanctuary for your back rather than a daily torment.
Dr. Gregory Lind, D.C.
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