9 Things to Relieve Neck & Back Pain from Sitting at a Desk

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By Amanda Morgan

On a scale from one to ten how high would you rate your daily neck and back pain? For most Americans the answer is high. Around 86% of working Americans work at jobs that require them to sit at a desk or table. While Americans work at these desks for long periods of time they often maintain poor posture which over extended periods of time can lead to discomfort in the back and neck. Fortunately, with some small adjustments to your positioning and routine, back pain will become a thing of the past. Read this article to learn nine things you can change to reduce the chance of chronic pain after sitting at a desk all day.

1) Chair

Does your desk chair have a proper curvature to it? Does it allow you to rest your feet on the floor? Are your arms supported while sitting? If you answered no to any of these questions, you may want to consider investing in a new chair. The type of chair a person sits on plays an important role in spinal and neck support. Chairs that do not offer adequate support will lead to unnecessary pain. A good chair will support your spinal curve, allow your feet to rest on the floor, and include armrests. The term ergonomic is used to describe a chair that has these features and ultimately offers proper neck and back support. Find a chair that best supports your needs so you can finally enjoy sitting at your desk.

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