Has your back and shoulders been aching lately?
Poor posture is one of the leading reasons for chronic upper back, lower back, and neck pain. It is often caused by incorrect standing, walking and sitting for prolonged hours. This can become a way of life but as a result, it can put strain on the muscles within these regions causing pain.
Chiropractors often help patients who are experiencing chronic back pain, sports-related injuries and people looking to manage pain via alternative methods.
For some reason, it may seem comfortable to slouch at first, but prolonged periods in this position will put strain on the upper back and reduce lumbar support. It is equally bad to slouch while standing.
Standing with weight one leg/foot
This is by all means very bad. When you put all your weight on your one leg you’re forcing your body to hold an uneven balance of weight on one side only. This is negative pressure exerted on the hips too.
Texting with hunched shoulders and bent neck
A bended neck and slouched shoulders is the classic “text neck” stance. This results in strain on the neck and shoulders and as a result it can cause tension as well as headaches.
These stretches may help to relieve some pain
If your lifestyle means working for long hours in front of a computer at a desk, then you must take frequent breaks. You need to invest in a good chair to support your back as this will prevent lumber pain.
Try to stand straight up. If you transfer your weight from one leg to the other, it may shift the strain to and froe and only make it worse. Don’t slouch, instead, find a seat and sit down to relief the strain off your back and legs.
Do you need help managing pain as a result of poor posture? Book an appointment with The Chiropractors in Pretoria today!