How to Create an Ergonomic Workspace

Published March 7th, 2023 by Dr. Markson

Do you ever find yourself feeling sore or achy at the end of a long workday? If your job entails spending a lot of time sitting at a desk and using a computer, part of the problem may be that your work area isn’t offering enough functional support. By creating an ergonomic workspace and practicing good health habits like using better posture while sitting, you can relieve back and neck pain that may stop you from making the most of your free time. 

How to Create an Ergonomic Workspace

Spare No Expense

There are just some things you shouldn’t cut corners on, and that includes anything you use upwards of eight hours or more a day. If you spend a lot of your day sitting in a chair or using a mouse and keyboard, invest in better equipment that’s designed with ideal ergonomics in mind. An ergonomic chair workspace should include a chair that supports your spine, a mouse that fits your hand, and a keyboard that allows you to maintain comfortable posture while typing. 

Another great addition to an ergonomic workspace is a convertible sitting and standing desk. Even when you use better posture while sitting, spending a whole day in a chair can be taxing on your spine. A desk with a built-in riser allows you to alternate between sitting and standing, preventing fatigue and ultimately helping relieve back and neck pain. 

Consider the Angles

Once you’ve purchased all the equipment for your ergonomic workspace, you need to figure out how to set everything up in a functional fashion. That includes making sure that your monitor is at a proper height and distance, allowing you to look at the screen without craning your neck and minimizing eyestrain in the process. 

You should also be aware of how you’re sitting in relation to your desk. Better posture while sitting involves sitting in a neutral position with your back supported by your chair and both feet flat on the floor. The keyboard should be at a height and distance that allows you to type at your keyboard with your arms comfortably positioned so that your elbows are pulled in closer to your sides. 

Relieve Back and Neck Pain with Chiropractic in Plantation, FL

Putting together an ergonomic workspace and habits like getting up to stretch every so often and using better posture while sitting can help you escape your workday with less achiness. Markson Chiropractic in Plantation, FL, can help relieve back and neck pain and prevent it from coming back. Schedule an appointment and let’s get to work!

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