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Ergonomic Desks Drastically Help Your Spine

By Randi Morse

Today's employees spend more time sitting at a desk than they do moving around. Even though this is something we are growing very used to, thanks to generations of office workers, you may find that you still get aches and pains from sitting at a desk all day long. It's extremely important that you make sure that your office workspace is both conducive to getting work done and is friendly for your back. Fortunately, there are a number of small changes that you can make which will help to improve your posture and the health of your back.

Your chair - Your chair is one of the most important items when it comes to creating an ergonomic work space, so it is one that you will likely have to spend quite a bit of money on. If you are at a job in which you sit for hours on end, spending a little extra money on a high-quality, ergonomic desk chair is a wise investment. A quick search online will show you that there are dozens of different desk chair options, figure out what your price range is and start reading the reviews. Make sure you find one that has an adjustable height lever, the ability to swivel, arm support, and a comfortable cushion as well.

Your screen - We stare at our computer screens for hours on end, but are you staring in the right place? Your computer screen needs to be eye level. We often sit taller than our computer screens which means we need to tilt our head down in order to use the computer. Getting your screen level helps to keep your spine in alignment, so get a screen riser, or a laptop stand, to help keep your computer screen at the right level.

Your accessories - Investing in an ergonomic mouse and keyboard is definitely a good option if you are trying to keep your spine, and body, healthy. Ergonomic keyboards allow your wrists and hands to sit more naturally, no matter whether they are at rest or working. 

If you're already experiencing issues with your spine and body because of your office job, a visit to The Joint Chiropractic is a great idea. The chiropractor can help to fix whatever current problems you have going on with your spine or body. They can also help by recommending different changes you can make in your office to help keep your body and spine healthy. 

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Orlando, Fla.

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