Keeping Your Back Healthy when Working From Home
If we’ve learned anything from the pandemic, we’ve learned that many of us can successfully work from home, using our devices and computers to accomplish the tasks we used to complete in the office. While working from home can offer many conveniences, it can also put us at risk for certain ailments, including back pain or discomfort. Here are some tips for avoiding stress and trauma to your back while working on your personal computer at home:
- Make certain your computer screen is at the right height — You may be working on a laptop or even a tablet. There’s a tendency, when you’re doing that, to put your device in your lap and spend all day looking down at it. That’s the perfect recipe for a sore back. Always have any screen at eye level, so that your back is straight and you are looking forward.
- Take a regular break — It’s not good for your back (or your body, for that matter) to sit in the same position for long periods of time. Take a break at least once an hour. Get up and walk around the house. Do some stretching exercises to keep your back limber. That applies whether you have a sitting or a standing desk.
- Think about your posture — Pay attention to whether you’re slouching or leaning over your computer…both are bad for your back.
- Pay a visit to your chiropractor — No matter what you do, things will be different. That can have an effect on your back. Be willing to see your chiropractor for an adjustment or other treatment.
Accident Centers of Texas — We Work Hard to Restore You to Maximum Health
At Accident Centers of Texas, our primary goal is always to help you return to full health. We treat patients at eight convenient locations throughout the DFW Metroplex, from Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Oak Cliff and Fort Worth to Arlington, Irving, Garland, and Frisco. Same-day appointments are typically available. Based on the nature of your condition and your needs, we may schedule you to see as chiropractor, a nurse practitioner, or both.
When you need treatment for an illness or injury, call our office for an appointment. Our offices are open Monday through Thursday, 9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M., Fridays 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M., and Saturdays 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. To schedule an appointment, call us at 214-974-4041 or contact our offices.
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