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8-Point Proper Computer Posture Checklist to Avoid Neck and Back Pain

Written By Community Health & Wellness Center on November 18, 2019

computer ergonomics bad postureMillions of Florida workers spend their day behind a computer or at a desk.

According to the latest labor statistics, business and professional services are some of the fastest-growing jobs in the state, adding over 46,000 jobs in August 2019 alone. 

Sadly, many Florida office workers don’t practice proper computer posture or make effective use of computer ergonomics. Not following proper sitting posture can lead to herniated discs, pinched nerves, and chronic pain in your back, neck, and extremities. 

Your 8-Point Proper Sitting Posture Checklist to Avoid Neck and Back Pain from Sitting at Your Computer

OSHA recommends that desk workers try to be more aware of their workspace and make posture adjustments to avoid injury. In general, desk workers should keep eight proper sitting posture points in mind.

  1. Computer monitor should be at eye level.
  2. Sit all the way back in your chair with your head, neck, and torso forming a straight line.
  3. Keep your shoulders relaxed and not tense near your ears.
  4. Elbows should remain close to your body and have support from armrests.
  5. Your lower back should be supported by your chair – no space.
  6. Wrists and hands should form a 90-degree angle with your forearms.
  7. Give your keyboard and mouse enough space.
  8. Keep your feet flat on the floor. Invest in a height-appropriate desk and chair if needed.

Take Your Computer Ergonomics to the Next Level with Chiropractic Care

Leading the team at Community Health and Wellness Center in Plantation, FL, Dr. Howard Dinner has nearly 30 years of experience treating patients for problems ranging from simple to complex.

Your doctor will develop a personalized plan to encourage proper computer posture and relieve pain and stiffness – without dangerous drugs.

Schedule an appointment now by calling 954-370-7246.



Posted In: Computer Ergonomics