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Board-certified and expert orthopedic hand and upper extremity surgery, Dr. Erin Nance, speaks to Thrive Global about how posture isn’t always related to your back.

She is quoted saying:

Neck

“This alignment will help your head to look forward. With the increased use of smartphones, the neck is often flexed. That puts increased strain over the muscles by the cervical spine.”

Arms

“Constantly leaning forward with your arms at a desk will lead to an increased rounding of the upper back, leading to muscle aches and strains of the paraspinal muscles of the back.”

When you’re not typing away at work, Nance suggests keeping your arms next to your sides.

Lower Back

“Standing up straight involves maintaining the natural sway of the lower back.”


Read the original article on Thrive Global.