How to Prevent Back Pain While At the Office
For some people, the better part of their day happens sitting at their office desk. While productive work happens here, spending too many hours sitting at your desk can be detrimental to your back. Since you probably can’t avoid going to work, here are a few tips that will help with your overall back health, comfort and prevent back pain
Perfect Your Posture
It is important to maintain good posture while sitting at your desk. This will take time and practice but make sure your back is firmly against the chair’s support focusing on sitting up straight. You want to elevate your computer monitor or laptop so that your eyes can look straight at it without your head tilting down.
Change Up Chairs
Selecting a chair that is a good fit for your back will help with lasting comfort throughout the day. If possible try testing out a selection of chairs will give you a better idea of what works for your back and what feels most comfortable to you. Focus on the structure of the chair and not how padded it is. One you find a chair with the right contour for your body, you can add pillows and padding to make the chair more comfortable.
Delete Desk Distance
Position yourself as you can to your desk and move your keyboard and computer closer to where you are sitting. Doing this will prevent hunching, which is a major cause of back pain. Make sure your back is properly supported and slide or roll your chair towards the desk. Stretching and hunching are key causes of back fatigue.
Walk While You Work
Work is important but taking a few minutes a day away from your desk will benefit your back in the long run. If you need to meet with someone to discuss things without computers, take a walking meeting and utilize the parking lot or office space to walk and talk. Also, use a little of your lunch break to get some steps in. Not only will you help prevent back pain , but also you’ll burn a few calories.
It can be hard to focus on your work while suffering from the symptoms of back pain. Chiropractic BioPhysics combines biology, physiology, physics, geometry, and anatomy to identify the causes of your pain, discomfort, loss of mobility, and altered health. If you are still experiencing back pain at work, and you live in the Las Vegas metropolitan area contact Advanced Spine and Posture to see if CBP can help with your discomfort.