When many of us experience an injury it can likely come about from something exotic that we do only once or once in a while (like help our neighbor move their piano into their attic, for instance). Or, an injury to the neck and/or back can also occur from something repetitive we do every single day.
Your workplace or workstation is a good place to start when you’re thinking about how to optimize your setup for the sake of your health and wellness. Below, Lovett Chiropractic goes over a few ways to optimize your workplace ergonomics.
Start with the Chair
If you’re working at an office or even a workbench, it’s a good idea to invest a little extra money on a chair that gives you extra neck and spine support. Research brands and products and go with something that consistently gets great customer reviews. Many products will also have a risk-free 30-day warranty, so you can try your chair out and see if it benefits you.
Elevate Your Experience
Elevating desks and stand-up desks are all the rage now, but, the truth is, variety is the spice of life! Try to split your workday up between standing and sitting (both with correct posture, of course) to reduce wear and tear on your neck, spine, and joints. There convertible setups that can raise your desk or lower it to your desired height with the press of a button.
When in Doubt, Stretch it Out!
If you’re feeling jammed up, or if your neck and/or back experience any sort of tension or discomfort, make sure to incorporate a stretch routine into your workday. Stand up and give your body a good stretch for a minute or two every hour if you can.
If you’re still experiencing neck and back pain despite improving your workplace ergonomics, contact Lovett Chiropractic today to schedule your consultation. We’re in the business of making bodies better!