Impacts of Poor Posture

Diana Solares, Physical Therapist with West Kendall Baptist Hospital, explains the problem of back pain is that people spend most of the day just sitting. “That’s definitely causing a whole lot of orthopedic conditions now, just from being in a terrible posture and also just not moving as much.”

She points out she receives a lot of younger patients with postural conditions, like 13-year-old kids with low back pain and neck pain. “Being looking down on your phone for a prolonged period of time increases the weight of your head and the strain on your neck at least six times.”

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