DOAR_How Posture Affects Back and Neck Pain


Poor posture can be a serious danger to your health. If you have poor posture, your bones are not properly aligned increasing abnormal strain on your muscles, joints and ligaments. Poor posture can cause fatigue, muscular strain and in later stages, pain. In addition, poor posture can affect the position and function of your vital organs, such as your heart, lungs and intestines. Maintaininggoodposturecanhaveadramatic improvementonyourhealth and the way you look and feel. Some of the perks of good posture include: Constantexerciseforyourbackandabdominals. Holdinggoodposture takes effort andmakes you use themuscles in your back and abdomen. It greatly improves your breathing. Good posturemakes room for your lungs to function at their best – rather than being squashed when you hold your body in a slouch. Good lung function has a healthy impact on all aspects of your body’s functions. It protects your organs, bones, joints and muscles. Holding correct posture helps reduce unnecessary strain and pressure on these body parts. Many neck and back pains develop from issues of poor posture.

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