Bad Ergonomics=a Pain in the Neck
My chiropractic college had stationary tables with computers for electronic notes. These tables were terrible for ergonomics. Nothing was adjustable. The varying heights of the chiropractic students made these stations bad for our necks.
Proper Ergonomic Adjustments=Less Pain
The school purchased height-adjustable monitor arms and keyboard stands. These allowed students to improve their posture as they worked. Our eyes could be horizontal. Our necks could be vertical. Our arms relaxed at our sides. We could use a negative tilt on our keyboards. Ah, that was so much better!
We Often See Ergonomics Related Pain at Golden Chiropractic
An ergonomic diagnosis involves chronic pain that seems not to get better over time. This is due to the chronic posture used while working. Your body never gets the time to recover properly. Many people feel better on the weekends because the strain stops as soon as they leave work. If this sounds like you, discuss an ergonomic evaluation with your chiropractor.
An ergonomic evaluation by a chiropractor or HR department can correct your poor ergonomic workstation.
How to Optimize Your Workstation
Many people already have the tools necessary to optimize their work spaces. They just don’t have the correct information to ensure their workspaces are properly optimized.
This video from CNET has some great tips.
Chiropractic Treatments for Ergonomic Related Pain
Correcting ergonomics plus aligning the spine allows stressed muscles and tired joints to rest and repair.
Chiropractic care involves adjustments, exercises, and physiotherapy paired with corrections to your workstation.
Products may also be recommended based on the individual needs of each patient.