Impacts of Poor Posture

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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.”

Transcript
And can poor posture cause these back problems? Let’s start with the basic. I love this graph !! Again. I was telling you I these this is gonna be the history book so nigga this will be coming. Exactly. So that’s pretty much the problem is we stopped moving back are our ancestors homeo sapiens we used to hunt for our food, we used to climb trees, we were always moving, and now we pretty much a lot of us for the majority of the day we’re just sitting, most of the time and then maybe we get an hour so in the gym, but the majority of our day is sedentary, not moving at all. So 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. > Now can I ask you the new text neck I’m sure you’re seeing — oh yeah — a lot of that come in and through your door is this…The scary part is I’ve seen a lot of younger patients now –really– with all these postural conditions. 13 year olds with low back pain neck pain, yes, they’re walking through the door at a higher rate and I mean think about it if you’re looking down on your phone your head weighs about 10 pounds — right — if you’re as soon as you tilt it down gravity — oh my gosh you feel that tension — in the back of your neck. Now imagine being there for a prolonged period of time that increases the weight of your head and the strain on your neck at least six times. So all of a sudden your skeletal system has to go from stabilizing a 10-pound head to a 60 pound head, from the amount of stress you’re putting on it, > And when you’re 13 and 14… I mean they’d say you should not be do not be going in for back problems… > The other thing too as that head is going forward you have to remember, like all of our nerves go through our spine so you’re compressing on all of those nerves and causing all that damage to those vertebrae and stuff like that. it’s gets rough.
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