Improving Sciatica and Desk Ergonomics

Improving Sciatica and Desk Ergonomics

Do you have nagging pain or tightness in your back, shoulders and wrists from sitting at a desk all day long? Here are some tips to make your work environment easier on your body:

  1. Consider a walking or a stand up desk
  2. Get up every 30 minutes to an hour and stretch your legs
  3. Prop up your computer screen to eye level
  4. Have your key board tray at a 90 degree angle from your elbow
  5. Sit up straight leading with your breast bone
  6. Keep an arch in your low back by rolling your hips forward to a more neutral position
  7. Actively rotate your shoulders back with your hips rolled forward as suggested in tip 5 (often carpal tunnel is related to your shoulder position)
  8. Keep your feet positioned directly below your knees creating a 90 degree angle
  9. Point your feet straight ahead or slightly pigeon toed (5-10 degrees at most). It might feel awkward at first but it will help with inverted or everted foot position and gait pattern
  10. Remember to relax your neck, shoulders (trapezius muscles), and stomach

Sedentary jobs can be tough on your body. Ultimately it is the body we bring to the chair and not the chair to the body. Sitting will only strengthen your dysfunctions so get up and move!

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