Good laptop posture is important to prevent neck and shoulder pain. In this 4-minute video, you will learn:
- What is a good office seated posture verses a good office seating posture
- What is Forward Head Posture and why its so bad for you
- How poor posture at laptop or office desktop can cause neck and shoulder pain
- How to monitor and improve your sitting posture during laptop usage
The muscles of the neck are designed to hold the head comfortably in place when the head is upright. If you watch the Good Posture with Laptop Video, you further understand why the human frame is not designed to support its head in a bent forward position for more than a few minutes at a time. When the head moves forward, the load on the muscles of the neck increases many folds.
It does not take a lot of effort to make a few small changes to make a huge difference in your posture and your overall well-being. BUT it does take a lot of reminders to do so. 🙂
Good Posture with Laptop Can Prevent Neck and Shoulder Pain Syndromes
You also understand better why such poor posture with a laptop causes strain on the neck and upper back muscles, which in turn gives rise to the symptoms such as neck pain, shoulder pain, and even back pain. Nerve compression may occur causing frequent headaches, nausea, blurred vision, and muscle weakness. It is this nerve compression that chiropractors are often sought out to correct termed spinal subluxation, or ‘pinched nerves’. So what are the long-term effects of poor laptop posture? One of the ugly side effects includes the upper thoracic or ‘dowagers’ hump which used to be seen only in elderly ladies with osteoporosis but is now increasingly seen in younger people. For some more serious cases, the symptoms may include numbness and tingling in the hands or fingers.