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posture and neck pain
February 5, 2021
The video talks about how posture and neck pain are associated. So how does posture
relates to neck pain?
Poor posture is one of the most common causes of neck pain. This stresses the cervical
spine and overloads the neck and back muscles. Over time, the accumulated stress
strains the muscles and ligaments that support the neck, resulting in neck pain or injury.
Meanwhile, the head-and-shoulders-forward posture is a great example of poor posture
that contributes to neck pain. This occurs when the neck slants forward, placing the
vhead in front of the shoulders. When this happens, extra weight is added to your spine.
In fact, for every inch your head shifts forwards, an extra 10 pounds is added to the
muscles in the upper back and neck. Similarly, a 5-inch forward shift results in 50
extra pounds of force! That is a lot of extra weight your neck and spine have to
carry! So remember to keep your chin tucked inward to avoid this.
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