It is estimated that about 80% of Americans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. One of the main causes of both back and neck pain is poor posture. It’s all-too-common that people, especially those that live sedentary lifestyles and have office jobs, don’t take proper precautions when it comes to their posture, ultimately leading to spinal degenerative disorders and other complications. So how do you know if your posture is the source of your back pain and what can you do to relieve it?
You can tell that your back pain is caused by poor posture if:
If you know you’ll be sitting for long periods of time, take breaks and walk around every so often. Stretch every day and go for walks or light jogs. Look up when texting and using the computer to avoid the aptly named “tech neck”, the pain that’s caused by being hunched over a phone or computer all day.
Lastly, visit your chiropractor. They are experts in neck and back pain and are there to help you live your life to the fullest, most comfortable way. They’ll diagnose and treat your pains in the most efficient way possible, while giving you advice on how to live a better, pain-free lifestyle.