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Could my bad posture be from slouching at the computer?

Could my bad posture be from slouching at the computer?

Spine nerve irritate: You may have neck and low back nerve root irritation from the slouch posture at the computer. Please make sure that you are not over exercising or lifting heavy things. You will need to be evaluated by your family doctor and a specialist and physical medicine and rehabilitation. ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Abnormal Posture (Definition)

Bad posture is usually related to bad habits. Try using a lumbar support when sitting in a chair to help keep your shoulders back and neck neutral. Another option is a posture support to wear under your clothes. Try focusing on exercises that strengthen the core muscles and muscles in your back, especially the muscles ...Read more


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Can tension headaches last 1-2 seconds? Sharp pain different places every day several a day. My neck always hurts and knotted. Computers & bad posture

Tension headaches: Tension type headache is 30 minutes to 7 days. Usually bilateral, squeezing character, mild to moderate intensity. Stress, anxiety, muscle strain from having technology posture can cause and make them more frequent. Mild nausea or vomiting can occur. Sensitive to light or sound can also occur but not more than one of these for the diagnoses. Over the counter NSAID is treatment. ...Read more

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How do you fix life-long bad posture?

Postural exercise: It depends on the cause of the bad posture and the age of the patient. Younger patients with flexible spines can often be taught postural exercises by physical therapists than can correct poor posture. Fixed (non-flexible) deformities may be correctable with surgery. ...Read more

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What symptoms can bad posture cause?

Back/neck/leg pain: Bad posture can affect your neck, back, and even legs. Building strength of your back and neck will make holding your posture much easier. Look for postural exercises on line ...Read more

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Is bad posture permanent or can it be fixed?

Sure: Posture can be changed if you joints are still flexible. Exercises and physical therapy can assist in the transformation. It takes a concerted effort and about 30-45 of conscious effort till the new "good" posture becomes an unconscious habit. ...Read more

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What are some effective ways for improving bad posture?

Therapy, exercise: Mainly this involves physical therapy and constant self-reminders - consider going to a physical therapist for evaluation. Regular exercise can help in terms of maintaining your overall strength and flexibility. ...Read more

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A bad posture can cause stroke?

Not really: We should all strive to have good posture to preserve our backs and necks. But bad posture will not lead to a stroke. ...Read more

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Can yoga correct a bad posture?

Possibly: First you need a postural assessment to determine if your posture problems are based on scoliosis or spinal ligament. Pmr doc, physical therapy, or chiropractic can do this. Specific stretching and balancing exercises fm be added to correct and then maintain some issues. Yoga is general stretching, but not specifically targeted to your specific situation. ...Read more

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Can bad posture give you a hunchback?

Can bad posture give you a hunchback?

Unlikely unless: Not likely unless you have severe osteoporosis or a case of active ankylosing spondylitis. ...Read more

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How do you fix bad posture? Slump at table

How do you fix bad posture? Slump at table

See below: Work with a physical therapist or a yoga therapist. They can help you learn what good posture looks like and what exercises you need to do to attain a better posture. Once you get the "feel" of good posture, repeated attention to this will change your old patterns over time. ...Read more

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How can I stop slouching and fix my bad posture on laptop?

How can I stop slouching and fix my bad posture on laptop?

Several ways: Having the right chair (high back with arm rests) and raising the laptop to a higher position can help. ...Read more

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How does bad posture lead to chest pain?

How does bad posture lead to chest pain?

More back: Twisting of ribs and spine and muscle pulls may cause irritation.
Not usually anterior stern all like heart pain. ...Read more

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Does bad posture lead to a curved spine?

Does bad posture lead to a curved spine?

Not usually: Many peope with a curved spine are accussed of having bad posture. Perhaps this is the chicken and egg question. Anyone can benefit from exercise, proper breathing, and wearing the right shoes for the activities you choose. Ask the people who suggest you have bad posture "what's their successfull exercise routine" and consider joining up if it is right for you. ...Read more

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Could my bad posture be related to kyphosis?

If diagnosed: If you have been diagnosed with kyphosis then it may be responsible for a humped appearing back. ...Read more

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How to improve bad posture and alleviate back pain?

How to improve bad posture and alleviate back pain?

Usually not that....: Poor posture alters the load across the back in an abnormal way that usually will aggravate your symptoms. Occasionally, with certain diseases like ankylosing spondylitis or in severe osteoporosis, it can lead to permanent postural changes or deformities. Lifestyle changes like weight control, not smoking & regular exercise is important especially core exercises like yoga &/or pilates. ...Read more

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I have scoliosis and I have bad posture could you address it?

I have scoliosis and I have bad posture could you address it?

Varies: Sometimes the appearance of bad posture is due to the scoliotic deformity. Then the only correction would come with surgery if indicated. If just a posture issue, then just awareness of your posture and having good core strength will help. ...Read more

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Is there some sort of brace for hump in back from bad posture?

Is there some sort of brace for hump in back from bad posture?

You to find out what: Is the cause of that deformity, then may be the brace is what you need. ...Read more

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How to exercise and deal with the body aches from bad posture?

How to exercise and deal with the body aches from bad posture?

See below: Work with a physical therapist or a yoga therapist. Both are trained to help people correct muscle imbalances that can result from poor posture. ...Read more

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Can scoliosis develop over the years if you do not have a history during your teen years? Does bad posture cause scoliosis?

See below: Scoliosis occurs in roughly 4% of the adult population. 15% have degenerative scoliosis that developed after skeletal maturity. Approximately 85% of adults have idiopathic scoliosis that occurred during adolescence.. At your young age and no history of adolescent scoliosis-it is unlikely you will develop scoliosis. Bad posture does not cause scoliosis. Curvature >30 degrees needs follow up. ...Read more

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My back keeps cracking all of a sudden, sometimes every 20mins. I may have bad posture, have bad anxiety, stopped my daily gym training (3months ago),?

My back keeps cracking all of a sudden, sometimes every 20mins. I may have bad posture, have bad anxiety, stopped my daily gym training (3months ago),?

Because of that?: Is it painful? Or does it just crack? Every time I get out of bed....my whole body sounds like falling gravel from a wheelchair...but when that's done (about 3 seconds) I'm racing downstairs to the computer to answer these questions! I'm not sure you NEED to stop gym activities....stretching in fact, may be good for you. See your doc to make sure all's well. And then, back to the gym laddie! ...Read more

Dr. Morris Westfried
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Stretch Marks (Definition)

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Posture (Definition)

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