Tips to improve posture in the office

As society becomes more urban, we often find ourselves working in an office or an environment that requires us to be seated for periods at a time. While this may seem enticing at first – take for instance, working without having to break a sweat during summer, our posture and spine bears the brunt.

To alleviate the pressure placed on our backs, try these three nifty tips:

-          Maintain a neutral, upright posture during lunch:
During lunch time, give your back a break by going for a walk or standing up-right in a neutral posture.

-          Sit straight and upright:
For periods where you are sedentary, sit with a straight and upright back, this takes pressure off your spine and back muscles thereby reducing the chances of back pain.

-          Raise the height of your computer monitor:
If your monitor is too low, chances are you will find yourself slouching to look down at the monitor. This places unnecessary strain on your spine and can encourage back and neck pain.  

However, if you find yourself in a position where your posture is suffering, and your back and neck pain persists, it may be time to visit a chiropractor. Using adjustments and evidence based treatment, chiropractors can alleviate pain, improve posture, reduce headaches, and heighten overall wellbeing.

To make an appointment with us at Spinal Care Chiropractic Sydney Olympic Park, call us now on (02) 8964 6385 or book online at