Ergonomics and Proper Posture Care


Technology is great, but it has its downside too: Wheat Ridge chiropractor Dr. Al Simeone has seen a significant increase in headaches, neck pain, carpal tunnel syndrome, back pain and other conditions caused by poor ergonomics while working and using mobile devices. If you live in the greater Denver area and are a patient at The Disc Chiropractic, you can receive a personalized workstation posture assessment from Dr. Al Simeone. This offers multiple ways to maintain proper posture and improved ergonomics so you can prevent injury and pain. 

Chiropractic Care and Ergonomics Go Together for Pain and Injury Relief

Proper ergonomics design the work environment to fit the people working in it—it prevents injury and pain while improving efficiency. With technology, this is essential. Many people hang their head while using mobile devices, slouch in chairs without lumbar support, crane their necks while using the computer and talking on the phone. Regular chiropractic care is vital for correcting and maintaining proper posture—proper ergonomics prevent craning your neck, slouching and habitual awkward positions that lead to pain and injury. 

Personalized Ergonomics Tips from Your Chiropractor

Everyone has a different ergonomic situation for their workstation because we are all build differently. Our Wheat Ridge chiropractor can evaluate your current posture and workstation to offer a detailed report on how to improve. These general tips will help you make some beneficial changes today:

  • Adjust your chair’s height—your knees and hips should be level, a foot rest may be necessary for some people.
  • If your chair does not have enough support for your lumbar spine, get a lumbar-support pad and attach it to your chair.
  • Your keyboard should be adjusted so your elbows are at a 90-degree angle. You can also get a split keyboard to match the natural posture of your wrists while typing.
  • Sit an arms-length away from your monitor and reposition its height so you can look straight ahead without bending your head and neck forward.
  • If you talk on the phone frequently, consider getting a Bluetooth device to prevent craning your neck to the side. 
  • Avoid using your mobile device when typing text-heavy emails or use voice recognition. 
  • Keep your phone at eye-level to prevent excessive forward head posture.

Schedule an appointment today with chiropractor Dr. Al Simeone for a personalized ergonomic assessment that will address your specific workstation and mobile device habits