The spine is made up of three main curves and over time, poor posture can result in these curves changing shape. This can then result in excessive amounts of pressure going through certain areas of the spine.
One of the most common “poor postures” is the classic desk posture. When we are sat for long periods of time we inadvertently lean further and further forwards. The result of this is that for every degree you lean forward, additional weight goes through the spine. Long periods of additional load then causes compression of the spine and the structures between such as the vertebral discs and our nervous system.
Another physical effect of “desk posture” is protraction of the shoulder joint. As our shoulder protracts (rotates forward), our shoulder blade moves resulting in excessive lengthening of our upper back muscles. This then leads to upper back pain and neck pain.
Common conditions associated with poor posture:
- Cervical neck pain (upper neck).
- Shoulder Pain
- Thoracic back pain (upper back)
- Upper cross syndrome
For your postural assessment speak to the team and get yourself booked in…
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