Today I would like to talk about Posture. As a physiotherapists what I see in every day cases are conditions related to fault posture.In our busy schedule now a days we hardly get time to exercise and our work is most of the time in a sitting posture.As a result body start loosing its normal curves of the spine.The normal curves what we have are in the areas of neck(cervical area),upper back(thoracic area),lower back(lumbar area) and extreme lower portion of spine(sacral area).Our body has some antigravity muscles which are usually present in the back and these muscles are responsible for making our body straight during sitting and standing.These muscles are also responsible for keeping these curves intact in the spine.
Due to prolong sitting,which is usually in a forward manner,these back muscles are over stretched along with the faulty spine position,which can lead to numerous problems like shoulder muscle pain,neck pain,mechanical lower back pain even in extreme cases intervertebral disc prolapse.
To prevent these thing try to sit in a straight posture with a straight back rest.Have plenty of water to keep your muscles ,ligaments and also the vertebral disc hrdrated because hydrated soft tissues can take more tensile load and easily mouldeble in changing of posture.
Have a good health.