Computer posture in our society is becoming a struggle as more and more individuals are sitting for an extended period of time at their desk. Correct computer posture is key for a lifetime of proper spinal alignment and allowing your body to continue to work day in and day out without any problems. So, here are some basic simple principles when sitting down on the computer for an extended period of time. When visualizing your monitor it is key that the bottom of the monitor be slightly above your eyes or have the monitor perpendicular to your eyes. If you are constantly looking down at the monitor you are placing stress upon the neck muscles. The arms need to be at a neutral position almost in a 90-degree angle when typing on the keyboard. Computer posture for sitting down should be with a slight curve in your lumbar region. Make sure the curve is actually in your lumbar spine and not in your pelvis. The feet need to be flat on the floor periodically moving them. Limit the amount of leaning forward while looking at the monitor for this adds stress upon the neck muscles yet again.
Correct computer posture is key to longevity in your current profession. Understand that sitting down on the spine is like sugar to the teeth, it adds up over time if done incorrectly. Chiropractic allows you to function and enable correct computer posture by allowing your nerve system to function correctly. Overtime incorrect computer posture will wreak havoc on the muscles. This is in part due to the amount of strain that is placed on the muscles for having to compensate. Remember you are always fighting gravity on a daily basis, it is your nerve systems responsibility to send proper messages to the muscles to make sure they are firing appropriately and working correctly. If you are compensating with poor posture your muscles will be working harder and faster than they should be, which in turn can create nerve system dysfunction. Regular chiropractic care allows your nerve system to be connected without dysfunction so your muscles work accordingly. Proper computer posture teamed up with regular chiropractic care is a win-win!