Ergonomic Best Practices for Neck Pain Relief | Chiropractor for Neck Pain in Lubbock, TX
Hey, how’s it going? It’s Dr. Greg Morin here at 1-Spine Chiropractic and one of the questions we get asked a lot is, “what can I do at home to help my neck and my back pain“.
The Impact of Poor Workstations
The number one thing we are noticing nowadays is people are either working from home or doing online school and they are in a bad workstation or poor ergonomic setup. So one thing we want to make sure is that we’re not, you know, hunched over with those shoulders rounded forward, and the head down. We want to make sure we have a device that’s eye level for us in our workstation and have nice, comfortable keyboard. Another thing we want to work on is keeping those shoulders back and what that helps is keeping your butt all the way to the back of your chair.
Maintaining Good Posture
We want to make sure the legs are parallel to the ground with both feet on the ground. Avoid putting one leg in front of the other or sitting on one leg. That’s the number one thing we see with people’s workstation, especially at home since they’ve been out of office. Make sure we have those biomechanics properly in place, because not only does neck pain occur, but headaches can come from bad posture. We also see a lot of sleep issues, mood disorders, all the things going on from us have that have poor posture at the workstation.
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