Prevent Back Pain by Sitting Correctly at Work

Millions of us work in offices across the country and regardless of the industry and specialism, there’s one thing that a lot of us have difficulty with and that’s back pain. Back pain can become a real problem in an office environment due to prolonged periods of sitting and limited movement. Here at Kenilworth Chiropractic we see a lot of office workers with bad back pain in Coventry coming to us for treatment but there are ways to prevent back pain and that’s by sitting properly. Here are a few tips to help you prevent back pain:

Seat Height

It’s amazing how much difference adjusting your chair to the correct position can improve and prevent developing back pains. Your chair should be at the right height to allow you to use your keyboard with your forearms and wrists parallel with the floor. If they’re sloping down or up, adjust your seat height accordingly.

Feet Flat On the Floor

Placing your feet flat on the floor will give better support to your back and your hips. If to have your seat at the right height for your arms, your feet are not flat on the ground then use a footrest. Having both feet flat on the ground also means that you shouldn’t be crossing your legs and it’s highly recommended that you don’t tuck one foot behind the other knee while sitting.

Screen Height

To avoid neck and back problems, you should have your screen at eye level so you’ll no longer have to tilt your neck up or down to see your screen properly. Aim to have the top of your screen at eye level and if the correct seat height does not allow for this, place your monitor on a stand.

If you’re sitting correctly at work and your back pain persists, please visit us to see how we can help you to enjoy a better quality of life without pain. Why not visit our website today or contact us for more information?