As I mentioned in my recent At-Home Exercises for Spinal Care and Pain Relief video, I am seeing a lot of patients in increased pain and discomfort due to having to work at home and not having the ideal desk set up going on there! Add the stress of the times to postural stress and you've got a recipe for pain.
So here is a great infographic I found on how to obtain a proper ergonomic desk setup! The infographic pretty much says it all but here's the highlights:
*elbows off desk
*wrists and arms straight
*hips slightly higher than knees
*small space between knees and chair
*monitor is arms length away
*top of monitor at eye level
*desk height until no tension is felt in shoulders
*feet slightly elevated/supported on flexed angle
*every 20 minutes, focus on something 20 feet away to reduce eye strain
*stand periodically and work or walk around every hour, even if only for a few minutes
I hope this helps all of my patients while they are working from home for the foreseeable future! In the meantime, I am in the office to take care of all of the different stresses, physical, chemical, emotional See you all in the office this week!