Fix Your Posture, Fix Your Life
Correct Your Back Pain
The most common cause of neck and back pain is poor posture. Bad posture mis-aligns the spine placing the muscles in the back and neck under unnecessary stress, which tightens the muscles and leads to painful knots. Many patients even complain of consistent migraines, which is often a symptom of poor posture.
In regards to neck pain caused by poor posture, the neck habitually leans forward in front of the body rather than lined up with the spine. One can be looking at a person, computer screen, or television and if there neck is consistently leaning forward, there is undue stress being placed on the neck muscles.
The solution to this problem is quite simple. The first step is to make sure your head sits on the top of your spine instead of leaning forward. Gently have your head rest on top of the spine as the spine is straight. This makes for perfect posture. Under the guidance of a physical therapist, we will actually train your muscles making them stronger so that good posture becomes automatic rather than a continuous chore one has to remember.
Correct Your Back Pain
Back pain is another common symptom of poor posture. Just by leaning forward and bending the back, often at the hip, the spine is mis-aligned placing an extreme amount of stress on the lower back muscles. If this habit remains unchanged, then a person is susceptible to continuous back pain.
Poor posture that leads to back pain usually starts as a person is hunched over their desk or computer. Whenever the back and spine is curled rather than straight, the muscles are being slowly strained.
At Cross Bay Physical Therapy, we help our patients understand why their pain is a result of poor posture and we heal the muscles that weak due to poor posture. By re-strengthening these muscle, we are helping our patients relieve back and neck pain.
Additionally, we train our patients on correct posture and during physical therapy, we apply stretching and strengthening exercises that serve to support great posture making this position less of a chore or more natural.
Poor posture weakens the muscles in the back and neck. This means that your muscles are more susceptible to injury during a sudden increase in activity. Let’s say you have poor posture and tight muscles and try a new sport, you may end up with an injury just because you have spent years in poor posture.
Cross Bay Physical Therapy can help you find the correct posture and heal from any current injury.
Call (718) 835-0084 and schedule your evaluation.