Incorrect Posture

Posture Problems In The Workplace

Backs were not designed to spend long periods of time in static positions such as sitting in a chair – a common feature of many modern work station environments. Spending many hours a day in front of a computer can lead to shoulder, arm, hand and neck problems, as well as issues with balance and coordination (Reference1), (Reference2).​​

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Low back pain is one of the most common causes of disability among people of working age, and its impact on industry is enormous. Back problems (back pain albeit upper/mid or low back) are big contributors to lost productivity in the workplace.​ It’s been reported that after headaches and colds, back pain is the third most common reason for taking time off work.

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Common Posture Problems

Forward Head Posture

Forward head posture is a common postural defect found in computer operators.

Round Shoulders

Round Shoulders is distinguished by the hunched over appearance it creates and is a poor posture that is often associated with office workers and computer operators.

Rotated Hips

Rotated hips can be caused by holding a poor position for a long period of time, such as sitting at your desk twisting to write as well as looking at the computer.

In severe cases, long term bad posture can lead to spine related problems.

Correcting Postures

The good news is that postural issues can be improved, and even, in some instances reversed.

When in a working environment that requires a lot of desk and computer work, make sure your workstation equipment is ergonomically sound. See ergonomic tips.

Take regular breaks – in fact you should take a 1 – 2 minute break every 30 minutes you spend sitting or standing at a desk or workstation.

High Road chiropractors can assess your spinal health and provide the chiropractic care needed to improve it.

Our chiropractors can also provide guidance on some exercises that, when done regularly, will help to re-educate your muscles and improve posture.

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