Our backs were not designed to spend long periods of time sitting at desks, a common feature of many work environments in todays society. Spending six to eight hours a day in front of a computer can lead to shoulder, arm, hand and neck problems, as well as issues with balance and coordination.
COMMON POSTURE PROBLEMS
> Forward Head Posture
The most common postural defect found in computer users
> Round Shoulders
Having a hunched over appearance creates a poor posture and arm pains
> Rotated Hips
Can be caused by holding a poor position for a long period of time, such as sitting at your desk twisting to write as well as looking at the computer.
> Low Back Pain
Most common causes of disability among people of working age, and its impact on industry is enormous. It’s been reported that after headaches and colds, back pain is the third most common reason for taking time off work.
In severe cases, long term bad posture can lead to Scoliosis, a condition that results in the spine twisting from left to right, instead of running in a straight line from top to bottom. Depending on the severity, scoliosis of the spine can have a detrimental impact on vital organs, such as your heart, liver and kidneys.
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