Adverse effects of bad posture
There are various problems which are associated with a bad posture. One of the major one is sore muscles. When an individual sits, stands or lies down in improper posture, the muscles of the body have to bear the extra stress to ensure that the spine remains stable and protected. As a result the stiffness of muscles begins. Over a period of time this stiffness in muscles leads to fatigued muscles and connecting tissues etc. Some other factors include;
- Spinal Curvature
In humans the spine is naturally shapes as the letter “S”. This shape is ideal for providing absolute balance to the body and keep the spine safe from shocks as well. The human spine has natural curves in four areas which help in keeping our body flexible. However, due to slouching or stiffening of the muscles, the spine comes under pressure and the shape of the spine alters. This adversely affects its ability to support the body and perform its functions without malfunctioning.
- Nerve Constriction
In the advanced stages of altered spine, the movements of the patients become altered as well. These exert pressure and stress on the nerves that surround the spinal nerves. It must not be forgotten that the nerves around the spine come from all over the body. Thus, when these nerves becomes tensed and pinched, it affects multiple parts of the body other than just the neck and the back etc.
One of the major threats related with poor posture is constriction of the body vessels that are responsible for carrying oxygen and nutrients to the cells of the body along with blood. When this constriction occurs the cells are deprived of oxygen and as a result clot can form anywhere in the affected area. Such individuals are also at risk of developing deep vein thrombosis as well.
- When at work take regular intervals and use this time to step away from the desk to perform stretching exercises. Also try clasping both hands while pushing the shoulders forward and looking at the ceiling. This will help in realigning the spine
- When sitting legs should not be crossed as it can mess with the alignment of the hips
- Stretch the arms twice in a day to keep the joints, bones and muscles aligned
- When standing do not distribute weight on the feet unevenly.
Nicky Bill is a leading chiropractic who works with his patients to help them improvise their postures along with the treatment, so that the chances of recurring chronic problems related to bones and muscles resulting from poor posture can be minimized. He regularly shares tips at ReviewsAcademy.com