With social distancing as the new norm, millions of Americans are stuck working from home. According to the American Chiropractic Association, most cases of back pain are “mechanical or non-organic—meaning they are not caused by serious conditions.” This means that your back pain is likely due to bad posture. Sitting at home for extended periods of time can heighten this poor posture and lead to nasty back pain.
Let us help you with four simple steps to better posture while working from home.
1. Adjust Your Computer Screen
When designing your new at home work space, it is important to keep your posture in mind. Here’s a simple tip that will make a huge difference in your spine alignment - raise your computer screen to eye level for better posture! Voilá! You can do this by setting your laptop on books, boxes, or even a Chirp Wheel+! Your lower back will immediately feel the difference and your neck will thank you.
2. Use Lower Back Support
Most chairs around the house aren’t specifically designed to support the back in it’s natural curvature, which brings us to our second tip - support your lower back with our 6'' Chirp Wheel+ for better posture! The 6'' Chirp Wheel+ applies the perfect amount of pressure along the spine. You can effortlessly fit the wheel between you and the back of any chair! It rests in the small part of your lower back making it impossible to slouch.
3. Get the Blood Flowing with Exercises for Better Posture
Staring at your computer screen for hours on end can be incredibly draining. This “work slump” is especially exhausting when you are quarantined inside your home. Take frequent breaks throughout your day to maintain your sanity. Get up off your chair and do some exercises!
4. Correct Your Posture with the Chirp Wheel.
Your spine is like a wire spring, if one of the wires gets kinked in the wrong direction then it can’t function properly. Your spine is shaped in a natural S-Curve and when you are slouched over your laptop, you are metaphorically putting a kink in your spring. So how do you correct it? Here’s tip number four - use the Chirp Wheel+ to roll out the kink. Rolling out for a few minutes at home will soothe the aches and pains that come with being cooped up inside all day long. Here’s what Dr. Mike Vanchiere has to say about getting better posture at home with the Chirp Wheel+:
“The Chirp Wheel+ is effective because it tractions the spine and takes pressure off the discs. It keeps, maintains, and helps correct the natural curvature of the spine. I highly recommend the Chirp Wheel to all my clients.” - Dr. Mike Vanchiere, Spinal Rehab Chiropractor
Working from home does not have to equal more back pain. With these four simple steps, you will have better back posture, which means a happier and healthier you!