Good posture will provide pain relief from posture related injury
We all want good posture and posture problem occurs when you fail to align certain parts of your body in their correct natural angles. A poor posture results in a tightening or shortening of muscles while others become weak. A poor posture is apparent in people with rounded shoulders, a jutted out neck as well as a people with a pot belly.Although it varies from person to person, slumping or rounded shoulders is one of the most visible signs of the problem. The condition is brought about by common day to day activities such as working long hours in front of a computer, driving for long or even reading books. These activities lead to a strain in certain muscles on the back. When this happens for some time, you start experiencing back aches, headaches and also chest pains.
How to spot the signs of posture problems?
The problem however is that by the time you feel the pain, your muscles have already undergone a lot of strain and damage. The moment you feel the initial signs of discomfort is the right time to take action. If you work on a computer for long hours, you should look for a way to take short regular breaks. If you have experienced the problem for a while then you may need to take some corrective measures.
One of the first steps should be to see your doctor to get some advice on the correct posture. However as you adjust to reverting back to the right posture, you may need to use a posture brace. This useful brace assists your muscles in retraining as it allows the repair of the damaged parts. Some of the common posture problems include rounded shoulders or a forward hip tilt which is caused by seating in the same position for too long.
A hunchback condition remains another common problem. This problem occurs when the upper back is excessively curved by more than 40-45 degrees. This condition occurs mostly in people who work for hours hunched on a computer screen. Rounded shoulders are also a very common posture problem. They are caused by sitting hunched on a desk or computer and forcing the chest muscles to tighten over time leading to the rounded shoulders. Other known posture problems include a forward head and over-pronated feet.
As you work on repairing the damage using a posture brace, you should use it for as long as possible or until your pain has disappeared. The consequences of bad posture are serious and include having a spinal curvature over a period of time. You may also suffer from blood vessel constrictions that can affect the oxygen supply in the body. Whenever you feel pain it is a result of nerve constriction.
Since nerves are connected to the rest of the body through the spine you may end up feeling pain in other parts of the body. If you experience sore muscles then this is as a result of poor posture and sitting or standing in the same position long periods.
What can be done to promote good posture?
The good news is that a good quality posture brace and exercise can solve most posture related conditions. A proper diet is also a must if you want to eliminate the problem. People with excess weight are more prone to posture problems. The last and most important point is whatever work you do, take a break once in a while to stretch.
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