Did you know that many shoulder and neck injuries are a result of bad posture? Poor posture can cause back and neck pain, headaches, and shoulder and arm pain. It can affect individuals who work in an office, professional athletes, or pretty much anyone.
A recent article reported that Florida Marlins pitcher Josh Johnson’s shoulder injury may be a result of bad posture. Now he’s standing straighter and even wearing a customized shirt that keeps his shoulders back.
Here are some ways to prevent back and shoulder pain resulting from poor posture:
- Switch to an ergonomic chair in areas such as your office where you will have long periods of sitting.
- Take frequent short breaks and walks.
- Stand taller, with your shoulders back. In short, be aware of your posture and correct it.
- Wear a posture support which can help you maintain correct positioning in your upper back.
Any person can have poor posture, but it is especially common among taller individuals and those who work at desk jobs. If you are at risk, speak with your doctor about ways to improve your posture.