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How to Avoid Back Pain When Sitting in the Office

Published : April 22, 2023

As a chiropractic clinic, we see so many patients who suffer from back pain and discomfort as a result of working in an office space. In fact, it seems to be the perfect environment to develop back problems, among other things. And if you’re here reading this, chances are your back is already starting to feel the burn. Thankfully, it’s not too late to make a change!

Sitting for prolonged periods, poor posture, and repetitive movements such as typing with bad form can all lead to health issues, including back pain, repetitive stress injuries and more. To keep you in tip-typing condition, here are steps you can take to minimise the damage to your back when working at home or in the office.

Invest in an ergonomic chair

Practice good posture

Use a headset

Stretch regularly

Here are some others you can try in the office:

Stand up and bend over to touch your toes. Hold for a few seconds before standing back up.
Put your hands on your hips, arch your back away from the chair, and hold.
Raise both arms above your head, grab one elbow and pull it behind your head to the other side of your body. Repeat with the other arm.

Use a standing desk

Adjust your chair for better posture

Adjust your computer screen height

Take time for regular breaks

Book an appointment with one of our chiropractors.