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5-Point Proper Sitting Posture Checklist to Avoid Neck Pain at Your Computer

Written By Skaggs Chiropractic on September 26, 2019

Man with neck pain at computer desk

Working a desk job isn’t a guarantee you won’t suffer from spinal injuries like herniated discs, tension, pinched nerves, and muscle spasms.

Every year, nearly 80% of people experience neck pain. 

Neck pain isn’t anything to take lightly. If there’s pain, that means your spine and musculoskeletal system are strained or damaged. Fortunately, you can correct and avoid neck pain in the first place with proper sitting posture.

Proper Sitting Posture Checklist to Avoid Neck Pain

Follow these tips to avoid tension and pain in your neck and upper back.

  1. Maintain proper sitting posture: adjust your chair with your feet flat on the floor and your elbows at a 90-degree angle.
  2. Position your monitor at eye-level. (Most people’s monitor is too low.)
  3. Proper computer posture means sitting with your back flush against the chair.
  4. Use an adjustable desk to stand for at least a few hours each day. (It helps reduce anxiousness, too.) 
  5. Choose ergonomic office furniture and supplies: keyboard, mouse, chair, laptop stand, etc.

Computer Ergonomics Matter – And So Do Regular Adjustments in Joplin

Work takes up a generous part of everyone’s day. That’s why it’s important to practice good computer ergonomics. 

Products matter, but there are a lot of gimmicks and overpriced office furniture items out there. Look for products designed for people of your height and weight. 

How you treat your spine outside the chair matters, too. Dr. Steven Skaggs of Skaggs Chiropractic has over 24 years of experience treating patients for conditions ranging from annoying neck pain to traumatic brain injury.

Regular chiropractic adjustments can help you maintain proper computer posture to avoid neck pain in the first place.

Schedule an appointment today to see why Skaggs Chiropractic in Joplin, MO was voted “Best of the Four States” by calling 417-319-2483.


Posted In: Chiropractic Neck Pain Treatment