What are the (physical) risks of poor posture Part 1 - Smart Back Brace
Therapist (yes, tongue-in-cheek)
What are the (physical) risks of poor poise? Part 1
I once sat at a bar with my wife and spent about twenty minutes leaning to my right while we ate and talked, an uncomfortable position that got uncomfortable fast. I fidgeted for several minutes before I realized what was going on, nonetheless it was too late: my low back had already cramped up. It was painful for days, and a slowly fading annoyance for weeks after that will.
People with less vulnerability to body pain, especially younger people, will not relate well to this kind of plot. They may be inclined to underestimate the severity of the pain, dismiss the timing being a coincidence, or to call it a drawback with vulnerability rather than a postural problem. (And they may be right! More through this soon.) But its quite real to have great many people, especially older sites.
Im not throwing the baby out with the bathwater: Ive seen countless cases where relatively obvious & avoidable postural & ergonomic stresses did seem to hurt.
Therapist (yes, tongue-in-cheek)
What always be the (physical) perils associated with poor alignment? Part 1
I once sat which has a bar with my wife and spent about twenty minutes leaning to my right while we ate and talked, a difficult position that got uncomfortable fast. I fidgeted as a few minutes before I realized the amount going on, but this too late: my low right back had already cramped out. It was painful for days, and a slowly fading annoyance for weeks in that case ,.
People with less vulnerability to body pain, especially younger people, will not relate well to that type of new. They may be inclined to underestimate the degree of the pain, dismiss the timing to be a coincidence, in order to call it a problem with vulnerability as compared to a postural problem.
(And they possibly be right! More this in a short time.) But its quite real with the great many people, especially older sorts.Im not throwing the baby out with all the bathwater: Ive seen countless cases where relatively obvious & avoidable postural & ergonomic stresses did certainly cause pain.
Hopefully Ive already convinced you that posture isnt exactly a critical factor in everyones musculoskeletal health, but Im not throwing infant out an issue bathwater (something readers accuse me of around twelve times per week): Ive seen countless cases when relatively obvious and avoidable postural and ergonomic stresses did seem to cause pain as well as many cases that discomfort was relieved easily enough simply avoiding obviously poor attitude.
On another hand, most such cases actually involved only an imposed postural stress, compared to poor posture. Is actually a a constant point of confusion and incredibly important to sort out
Postural stress versus poor posture
There is really a big distinction between poor posture and postural stress, nevertheless the distinction may seem to be absent from most discussions of posture and ergonomics.
A postural stress can be a challenge towards posture thats imposed on you, in comparison to something youre doing to yourself out of negligence. Its situational, contrary to being the outcomes of a bad habit. Examples of postural stresses:
trying to sleep where its impossible to try and so without putting your neck within awkward position, like an airplane or child car seat
a cashier whose till is positioned a little too far away, causing chronic reaching
uncorrected vision problems, forcing routine squinting and awkward head repositioning
a drywall installer who virtually lives in constant neck extension
a nurse who must constantly stoop over patients, and perform extremely awkward patient lifts
a writer who must type incessantly not a bad habit, just a gift (some of us) have to do!
But sometimes you are the source of postural agression. When the challenge is self-imposed by very own positioning and readily preventable, that is poor pose.
There is a few overlap between poor posture and postural stress, as expected. Carrying much backpack slung over one shoulder can be a good example: its technically a self-imposed inefficient involving the tool, not an inherent flaw in the tool, and yet its regularly convenient and infrequently temporarily all-important.
Many postural stresses are can be prevented if you already know the problem, but Its surprising usually people dont even watch a postural stressits surprising just like people dont even watch a postural physical stress. What if someone is stubbornly unaware of easily avoidable postural stress? Is that a posture headache? Or is it just cluelessness about ergonomics? I suppose its an unholy mix of both.
I recall a case of mankind with truly awful chronic upper discomfort with a foul computer workstation. I remember my amazement as they described it to i. He was barely aware of this being a dilemma I'd to tease him about it, features so absurd but once the problem was pointed out, created several easy improvements this was no more his downside. I find it hard to think of that case as a posture case.
Another good example was the fiddle player who had developed terrible pain in his shoulder. Incredibly, he does not tell me that he was an important fiddle device. He simply presented himself as the shoulder pain patient. Made only after carefully quizzing him that i discovered he was practicing the fiddle for hours every day with his shoulder intensely hunched up, as fiddlers do. If he stopped playing, soreness would fade away over some days. If he resumed, it would flare back up.
He had been doing this for years, but didnt think to say any of this to our family! And what a terrible dilemma: a clear postural stress required by a beloved entertainment! Maybe he didnt mention the fiddle connection because he didnt want that end up being the wrong doing. Im sure he didnt want quitting turn out to be the way. That guy loved playing the fiddle.
Ergonomics is the science of arranging or designing things for efficient use, specifically to avoid postural stress. Unfortunately, ergonomics is usually interpreted unimaginatively, which means that most people think that ergonomics possibly be about choosing office chairs and changing the tilt on your keyboard. Plenty of things can indeed be said about office chairs along with the tilt of your keyboard it's only the top of the ergonomics iceberg.