Setting up your computer to protect your back – Advice from Central London Chiropractor Motionback

Here at London Chiropractor Motionback, we love to share tips and advice on how to keep your back safe and this time we are focusing on ‘computer posture’.

These days, more and more of us are using a computer for large parts of the day; whether it’s at school, work or on the move. When you sit at a computer for a long period of time, you may not be aware that the position you are in could be harmful to your spine.

To help maintain a better ‘computer posture’, here at London Chiropractor Motionback, we have come up with some tips on how to keep the perfect posture whilst blogging, surfing, twittering or emailing.

Essential Adjustments

Always make sure that you take time to adjust your chair, particularly if you share your computer with others.

  • Your seat should be adjusted so that your feet are flat on the ground, your knees bent, but with a slope from your hips to your knees. You should end up with your hips higher than your knees and your eyes level with the top of the computer screen. You may need to put the screen on a stand or even on a ream of paper to bring it to the right height.
  • Take regular breaks. Never sit at the computer for more than 40 minutes; less if possible.

For more useful tips and advice watch this video clip from the British Chiropractic Association:

If you are suffering from back pain and you feel you need some help, please do not hesitate to pay us a visit or get in touch with London Chiropractor Motionback, on 0207 112 5408 or email