The high prevalence of chronic back and neck pain is a great cause of concern. Here are the biggest reasons why your chronic back and neck pain are not going away.
Technology is all around us but not always good for us. Many people spend all day sitting at a desk, hunched over a screen. While you may not be able to change the nature of your work, you can do a few things –
- a good ergonomic work setup for correct posture
- sit to stand work stations
- set some time away from screens
- get your body moving regularly – practice yoga, take short walks, and get up from your desk every once in a while, and stretch
The portability of smartphones often does not support good posture and often causes neck related spinal pain.
In addition, several musculoskeletal issues are related to smartphone use, including muscle fatigue, loading of the neck and shoulder muscles, pain and stiffness in the neck, shoulders, and arms may appear.
With advancements in technology, we are all moving our bodies lesser. That is causing weight gain.
Being overweight and obesity increase the risk of low back pain. Losing excess weight can help many people achieve pain relief and lead better lives.
We have a large aging population, and combined with low levels of physical activity and other poor lifestyle choices, our bodies will age before time.
Healthy diet, regular exercise, correct posture and strength training can all help people live pain-free for longer.
Rest is as vital for your body as exercise. You should be getting between 6-8 hours uninterrupted sleep every night to allow your body to repair and refresh itself.