Pain In Neck From Sitting At Computer All Day | Healthworks Chiropractic | Desk Position
Today at Healthworks chiropractic I want to talk to you about pain in and neck from sitting at a computer all day. You know there’s a lot of different reasons for this if you have an office job or gaymer or whatever it may be and you sit at the computer all day and you’re experiencing neck pain. There can be a lot of different factors for this. So I want to go over with you some of those different things and some of the things that we can do at HealthWorks chiropractic to help you out and prevent you from having pain in the neck from sitting at computer all day. And you know the desk setup is very important as well your desk. It’s a very very crucial thing and a component in a workstation or a set up to have your computer position on because it can contribute to your neck pain. If things aren’t properly positioned and adjusted in an optimal position for your body and if you have a standard test the height of a work surface should allow you to type naturally on a keyboard or use the mouse in a natural position and you should otherwise use a keyboard tray or a drawer. And if your desk is too high you will compensate by having the shroud up position of your shoulders and slightly elevated forearms and wrist and hands to an appropriate level to you know combat these things.
And if your desk is also too low you’ll be forced to slouch or flex your midsection forward to use that keyboard and working with your Medline or your or your midsection flex requires you to extend the neck more than usual to allow to see your computer monitor and this position is it’s called a forward head posture. You hear this a lot nowadays. And sitting this way it’s going to shorten the occipital muscles of the base into your skull so the muscles kind of right behind your head are the crown of your head are going to get shortened and you know it could cause these muscles to spasm and you know getting that neck pain while sitting at a computer all day for headaches HEADACHES is a big one that we see a lot of Healthworks chiropractic and you can fix these things by you know making sure that your desk surface. It’s adjusted to the height that’s going to be allowing you to reach your workstation you know easily and efficiently and when your arms are at your sides with your elbows bent to about 90 degrees or so the desks should also be large enough to hold your computer your keyboard and your mouse and any supporting materials that you may need. And it should be deep enough to allow the monitoring to be a least about it’s about 20 inches or so from your eyes to prevent any strain monitor setup is very very important as well. And you know if you’re getting pain in neck from sitting a computer all day your computer monitor could be another possible cause of that pain. And when you work your computer for extended amounts of time it should be set at about’s at or slightly below eye level to promote a very neutral position for your neck and the Monitor should include a stock stand that comes attached to the screen.
It should some of them are not adjustable but it should be eye level for you. And you know we want to create a better monitor setup as well. We’re sitting on a computer all day to prevent neck pain from City Manager Peter all. And for a monitor that’s it’s too short you can prop it up on a small shelf or a box to reach a correct height for you. A better solution though would be to use a separate monitor mount that could connect the back of your screen with a special mount. And it usually allows for significantly more flexibility in the setting of the screen the height and distance for your eyes. And the same rules do apply for traditional sitting desks you’re staring as if you’re considering switching to a desk pretty more upright or on your feet with a steering desk converter. Some models have monitor arms that are very attached that ensures that the monitor can be properly adjusted whether you’re standing or sitting you know having the right chair to is if you’re at a computer all day is going to be something that’s that’s extremely important as well. You know if you’re having pain neck you’re having neck pain while sitting at a computer all day. It’s important to invest in a proper office chair and if you work mostly in a seated position as as well as taking breaks every 30 minutes or so there’s there’s a lot of different options for a desk chairs but ergonomic chairs offer the most adjustment flexibility and correct postural support. Your office chair should have a full back that extends from the seat of the chair to your shoulders or just above your shoulders.
This will give you appropriate low back support and prevent you from slouching forward and keeping that head forward by keeping it more upright position. You know if the lumbar region of the chair in your lower back doesn’t have enough Bolten’s poor fullback allows you to use a small pellet or something like a lumbar roll that can help keep you from rolling forward the arms of the chair should be able to adjust and support to a natural position of your elbows when your arms are at your side. You know you want to avoid having the elbows teach you high because that can prevent again the shoulder shrugging. And if you have them too low it can prevent. It can also cause some postural strain as well. You know stress and things like that. Other factors underlying causes. You know we want to help you and give you these little tips and tricks that can help you. Health Works chiropractic. If you’re having neck pain while sitting on a computer all the pain in neck from sitting at a computer all day. We know these things when we see these things a lot because we work with a lot of different people that have desk jobs and they experience neck pain. So give us a call today at Healthworks chiropractor. If you have pain in that from sitting at a computer all day and we want to help you with this pain and neck from sending their computer all day at Healthworks chiropractic we have two locations can be located in the middle Tennessee area.
One is located in Franklin Tennessee which is located at 2 8 4 Seaborg Lane in Suite 100 in Franklin Tennessee and the phone number for that Franklinton it’s the office is 6 1 5 7 9 1 9 9 1 7. Or in Murfreesboro Tennessee Lowe which is located at 9 to 5 South Church Street Suite a 200 in Murfreesboro Tennessee and the phone number for that Murfreesboro Tennessee office is 6 1 5 8 6 7 1 1 4 4. Come see us at Healthworks chiropractic if you’re dealing with pain and neck from city neck puter all day and you have to do this for your job. You know but you don’t have to have pain in neck from sitting at a computer all day when you come see us at Healthworks care practic because we’re the best care in the middle Tennessee area. We can certainly help you with pain and neck from sitting at computer all day for a desk worker have to be there and have neck pain. Come see us at Healthworks chiropractic today.