Improving Your Posture at Work

Do you spend a lot of time in front of a computer at work and/or at home? This may be necessary to boost your career, but it can encourage poor posture and lead to neck or back pain. Our professional chiropractic treatments at Macomb Township Chiropractic in Macomb, MI are designed to improve your posture naturally.

Shift Your Posture

Bad posture is one of the main reasons you may be experiencing neck or back pain during or after a long workday. However, good posture can go a long way towards preventing discomfort. If you sit at a desk, try to keep your feet flat on the floor without crossing your legs. Your head should be in a neutral position with your eyes looking straight ahead. 

You should also try to avoid angling your head up or down, as this can place excess stress on your neck. If you can, keep your lower back straight. A rounded back can contribute to spinal misalignments, which in turn can exacerbate neck or back pain. 

Switch Up Your Work Area

Enhancing the ergonomics of your workstation will make a huge impact on your posture. Your computer screen should be directly in front of you, and you should be able to look at the screen straight ahead. Simply raising your monitor can reduce eye strain and prevent neck pain. Your arms should also be parallel to the ground as you type, while your wrists remain in a neutral position. 

If you’re having trouble sitting all day, you may wish to invest in a standing desk or an adjustable desk that allows you to switch between sitting and standing. If you’re not able to do so, try to take frequent breaks, get up, and move around throughout your day to stretch and get your blood flowing. 

Schedule Your Appointment Today

At Macomb Township Chiropractic, we can help you maintain proper posture and avoid neck or back pain. Schedule your appointment today!


Dr. Chris Mcneil

Dr. Chris McNeil specializes in Chiropractic Rehab and Disc Decompression Therapy. He is the first Chiropractor in Michigan to be certified in the Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) technique of posture & spinal rehabilitation. CBP is the chiropractic technique with the most research studies published in medical and chiropractic journals, so it is the most scientific and specific of all the chiropractic techniques. Dr. Chris is also certified in the Kennedy disc decompression therapy technique for the treatment of bulging, herniated or degenerated discs.
Growing up in Metro Detroit Michigan in a medical family, with both his mother and father working as registered nurses, Dr. Chris always knew he wanted to go into the medical profession. After recovering from a severe auto accident while he was in high school, in which he fractured both of his arms, several fingers and his leg, and had to undergo extensive surgeries and physical therapy. That is when Dr. Chris decided to go to Wayne State University to become a physical therapist.
At the same time Dr. Chris was going to Wayne State University to become a physical therapist he was introduced to chiropractic care by a high school friend who was going to Life University to become a chiropractor.  Since starting under chiropractic care, the chronic sinus infections he used to experience on a monthly basis now happen rarely, and at that time he became a chiropractic believer and converted. That’s when he changed his college major from physical therapy to chiropractic.
Dr. Chris graduated from Life University in Marietta Georgia in 2002 and has dedicated his life to helping the people of Macomb County Michigan achieve natural and safe health and healing through chiropractic rehab and disc decompression therapy.