Core PTandSports: How Posture Affects Back & Neck Pain

NEWSLETTER Health & Wellness Newsletter

2020

START THE NEW YEAR WITH BACK & NECK PAIN RELIEF FROM IMPROVED POSTURE

INSIDE: • Improve Your Posture At Home • Relieve Back Pain In Minutes • Patient Success Spotlight • Healthy Recipe

Whether you have neck or back pain or have been suffering for a long time, seeing a physical therapist at Core Physical Therapy and Sports Performance can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today! up with you. There are certain ways that you can tell if neck or back pain may be a result of poor posture, including: • The pain in your back is worsened at certain times of day. For example, after you’ve spent a day at the office, or after a few hours on the couch. • The pain frequently starts in your neck and moves into your upper and lower back. Pain that seems to travel from one area of the back to another is frequently an indication of posture concerns. • The pain will subside after switching positions, such as switching from sitting to standing or vice versa. •Backorneckpain thatdevelopssoonafterachange incircumstances, such as starting a new job with a new desk chair, or getting a new car.

Remember back when your mother used to tell you that if you wouldn’t stop hunching your shoulders, they’d be stuck that way forever? An idle threat, one that barely anyone took seriously. Yet, fast forward a few decades and it turns out that mom might have been on to something, after all. A poor habit of bad posture can have a lasting impact on your neck and back.The worse your posture is, the more intense your back and neck pain can become. Unfortunately, once you start experiencing neck and back pain, simply squaring your shoulders isn’t likely to be much help. Working with a physical therapist can help you to train the muscles in your back, neck and shoulders so that you can improve your posture permanently, and in doing so bring relief to your chronic neck and back pain. The Posture and Pain Connection: Not all back pain is caused by poor posture, and it is true that you can have poor posture for years without feeling the consequences of that slouch right away, but in time the habit is likely to catch

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