It may surprise you to know that sitting…yes sitting…is one of the hardest activities on the back. Poor posture when sitting in front of a computer places more strain on the low back than walking or standing. And…its not only the low back that takes a hit when logging time at a computer. Your neck, shoulders, wrists, forearms and thoracic spine also get feel the effects.
Here is a link to an excellent summary of basic steps you can take to reduce injuries and strain at work. http://www.maximumpc.com/2006/03/outfit_your_wor.html
I like this article because it summarizes both in words and with pictures steps you can take today to make your workstation more ergonomically friendly.
If you are not familiar with the term ergonomic. It is the science of equipment design intended to maximize productivity and reduce fatigue and discomfort at the workplace. Stated simpler it’s the study of how to reduce injuries at work.
Enjoy the article and feel welcome to contact Health and Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Center of Evergreen, Colorado with any questions.
Jason C. Steinle is a chiropractor in Evergreen, CO
Health and Harmony Chiropractic and Wellness Center provides chiropractic care for Evergreen, Genesse, Conifer, Golden, Lakewood, Denver, Morrison, Idaho Springs, Lookout Mountain, and Georgetown, CO.