By Jacob Keiller: Chiropractor Victoria Point Chiropractic
As a result of the Covid-19 health crisis, more people are now working and studying from home. However, people mention they are often lazier with their posture at home, than when in the workplace or an educational institution.
It is very common after a long stint of looking down at a computer or phone to feel locked in that position and/or experience neck pain and headaches.
Anatomically, we are designed to have our head and neck straight and only bend and twist our head for short periods. With desk work, mobile phone use and study, our heads can be in forward flexion for prolonged periods of time and that places a lot of strain on the upper body. It has been shown that for every 15 degrees of forward neck flexion, you are adding about 4.9Kg of pressure on the base of your neck and upper back.
Besides neck pain and headaches, symptoms can include:
So, what can be done about this? A few modifications can make your head and neck positioning a lot easier on your body and help prevent symptoms. They can include:
Take care and make an appointment to see a chiropractor should you suffer from symptoms associated with poor posture.
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