Good posture is a simple and very essential way to keep the neck and Spine healthy. Applying proper neck balance is more important for working generation who spend many hours sitting in an office chair or standing entire the day. According to statics, 70% to 80% of the population are suffering from neck cervical pain and back pain that severely affects their normal life function. Having correct and proper posture means keeping each part of the body in alignment with the neighboring parts. Sitting and standing in comfort position keeps all parts balanced and supported.
Neck problem is more common among women than men. It’s increases with age, peaking during the middle years and declines thereafter. The cause of neck pain is often multifactorial, but as is true for low back pain, genetics can have an important influence. Although not one single factor has been shown to be a major pressure on its own, poor computer work station design and work posture has been included as a risk factor.
Many people spend most of their time at a computer; pain in Neck, upper back and shoulders has become more prevalent, resulting from soft tissue and joint strain caused by faulty posture. Regular use of laptops and hand-held devices has increased the scale of this problem. Pain commonly starts to develop when our shoulders and back get rounded or slouched, the head juts forward, and we reach up or forward with our arms and continuously looking down or up may also lead to distress.
A Good posture at the computer is your knees are slightly lower than the hips, feet are on the floor or on a footrest, arms are positioned by your side with elbows bent to around 90 degrees with forearms horizontal, the trunk is vertical with a comfortable lumbar support, shoulders are positioned back, eyes are level with the top of the computer screen, and the distance to the monitor screen is such that you do not have to put your head forward to comfortably read the text. With such a setup, we can sit straight and type longer with fewer efforts. Avoid bad posture is the first treatment for neck problems.