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Will hunching or slouching cause neck pain?

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Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes it can

Forward head posture (head is in front of shoulders) can put an undue stress on the neck vertebrae/ muscles/ligaments causing them to work overtime to carry the weight of the head.
This can lead to painful neck conditions. Often with poor posture the shoulders are rounded forward which further aggravates the problem. Give your neck a break and keep your head above your shoulders.

In brief: Yes it can

Forward head posture (head is in front of shoulders) can put an undue stress on the neck vertebrae/ muscles/ligaments causing them to work overtime to carry the weight of the head.
This can lead to painful neck conditions. Often with poor posture the shoulders are rounded forward which further aggravates the problem. Give your neck a break and keep your head above your shoulders.
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
Dr. Haleh Niknia-Agdassi
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Dr. Craig Morton
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes/No

Without a history of trauma, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck.
Try placing a lumbar support behind your lower back when sitting to help straighten your shoulders.

In brief: Yes/No

Without a history of trauma, neck and shoulder pain can be caused by poor posture, a bad disc in the spine, or an irritated nerve in the neck.
Try placing a lumbar support behind your lower back when sitting to help straighten your shoulders.
Dr. Craig Morton
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Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

The more you hunch the more your eyes are pointed to the ground you you compensate by extending your neck so you can look at the horizon this extra extension comes by neck muscle effort they get tired and cramp then the neck pain starts.

In brief: Yes

The more you hunch the more your eyes are pointed to the ground you you compensate by extending your neck so you can look at the horizon this extra extension comes by neck muscle effort they get tired and cramp then the neck pain starts.
Dr. Mark Weston
Dr. Mark Weston
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