How Posture Relates to Back or Neck Pain

July 20th, 2016

Quite often individuals develop back or neck pain with no apparent cause or event. What may be surprising is this pain could be attributed to poor posture. Appropriate posture in the standing position should allow for a straight line from the earlobe, through the shoulder, hip, knee, and into the middle of the ankle. To identify whether back pain is attributed to poor posture, be on the lookout for any of the following warning signs:

  • Back or neck pain that is worse at certain times of the day
  • Pain that starts in the neck and moves downwards into the upper back, lower back, extremities, or causes headaches
  • Pain that goes away after switching positions while sitting or standing
  • Sudden back pain that is experienced with a new job, new office chair, or new car
  • Back or neck pain that comes and goes for months

At STAR Physical Therapy we can address this issue by improving posture, decreasing back or neck pain, and helping our patients look and feel their very best! Make an appointment today at one of our locations!