Ergonomic Work Space in Downtown Toronto
Did you know that carpal tunnel syndrome is an incredibly common workplace injury for office workers, and that it is preventable with the right desk, monitor, keyboard and chair setup? Our Toronto chiropractor is dedicated to preventing workplace injuries created by poor ergonomics, and he offers advice and seminars to help office workers avoid back and neck pain and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Setting Up Your Office Desk to Prevent Back and Neck Pain and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
The setup of your office desk, chair, keyboard, and monitor has the potential to lead to a variety of aches and pains if not constructed properly. When your office desk is set up correctly, your head should be in line with your spine and not angled down or bent backwards when looking at the computer monitor. Your body should face forward while working, and you should never slouch or slump forward while working at your computer. While typing on your keyboard, your wrists should not be bent, and your arms should be fairly close to your body and not extended. Your chair is at the proper height if your thighs are parallel to the floor and your feet touch the floor.
Corporate Wellness Care from Our Chiropractor in Toronto
To help office workers avoid back and neck pain and the need for poor posture correction, Dr. Dower regularly conducts workshops at businesses to explain proper desk and chair setup and the benefits of ergonomic office furniture and placement.
If your desk, chair, monitor and keyboard are in the proper position, when you sit and perform work, your body should be forced into the correct alignment. Your spine should be straight, and your lower back should be supported by the backrest of the chair. Your knees should not touch the edge of your chair, and your keyboard should be close enough that your arms are at bent at a 90 degree angle and your hands are in-line with your forearms.
For office workers that are already experiencing back and neck pain, or tingling and numbness in their hands and fingers, our Toronto chiropractor offers carpal tunnel pain relief and poor posture correction via chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and cold laser therapy as well as office lifestyle adjustments.
Chiropractic adjustments in the forearms, hands, and wrists offer carpal tunnel pain relief by putting the joints of the elbows, wrists, and hands back into the proper alignment. Poor posture correction is achieved through realigning the vertebrae in the spine and promoting healing through acupuncture and cold laser therapy.
To avoid future workplace injuries and to improve healing times for current injuries, Dr. Dower recommends adjusting your office furniture and computer peripherals to reduce back, neck and wrist strain.
If you are experiencing back or neck pain, need carpal tunnel pain relief, or wish to schedule a workshop at your place of business, please call our office at (416) 920-7275.