Back Pain Walking Posture Analysis To Understand Your Back Neck Pain



Take a look at the picture above, these are the five commons standing postures:

  1. sway back
  2. lumbar lordosis
  3. thoracic kyphosis
  4. forward head
  5. good posture

How many people do you know or seen who has the Good Posture?

Long term spine (back and neck) pain is a very debilitating and painful condition to live with AND it can be hard to manage. In fact, at time, it may not be a spine-specific problem but it can be caused and aggravated by your walking and standing posture.

the annoying "everything seems normal"...but not

Have you ever experience back and neck pain, and went to see the doctor who sent you for an X-ray or MRI...and when you get scanned, the good doctor tells you:

  • "everything seems normal"
  • "you shouldn't feel pain"

...and yet, you have pain. The pain has been there for some time.

How can that be?

Actually, this situation is quite common, and such situations happen all the time when our senior physios interview patients with back pains.

There is a difference with STATIC (non-moving) posture such as sitting and standing and lying down, versus dynamic postures. Static postures are when you're relaxed and not really doing anything in particular (such as watching movies/shows, sleeping etc).

In DYNAMIC movement situations, as you move, there is a whole dynamic flow of

  • muscles contracting (lengthening and shortening)
  • soft tissues gliding (ligaments, tendons)
  • joints articulating and disarticulating (opening and closing of joints, sliding)
  • etc

These dynamic movements alter the force generated on your back and neck bones, muscles and joints as you move about and do work/life.

A simple comparison of static loading is to hold a 500 ml of water in your hands with outstretched shoulder, elbows and grip. 5 seconds, no problems. Try 5 minutes.

By the time it hits 1-2 minutes, your hand and shoulder should be slightly sore/shaking, and by 5 minutes, it should be quite sore.

That's an example of static loading.

Let's translate this to real life - say you are deskbound where your work revolves around:

  • lots of paperwork (reading, preparing documents) and sitting
  • lots of discussions and meetings and sitting

This will mean that you:

  • spend lots of time sitting down
  • spend most of your work time in front of a computer and documents to read and prepare

If you sit in an incorrect posture for a prolonged part of the work day, think:

  • sitting cross legged
  • leaning one sided
  • head leaning forward
  • other misalignment/overstretch etc

...all these, over time, overstrain your soft tissues and joints, leading most of the time to back and neck pain.

And that's just sitting!

Add in:

  • carrying kids/laptop/groceries/bag on one side of the body/shoulder
  • ladies who prefer wearing high heels
  • hunched over mobile phones
  • accidents etc

It's not that hard to consider the amount of stresses placed on our bodies, neck and back included, on a daily, weekly, monthly and yearly basis.

That's why we recommend that patients who especially have back and neck pains, to approach us for a neck and back pain walking posture analysis that will be done by our senior spine physiotherapists - the information will provide them with the understanding and information as to what stressors causes and aggravates your back and neck pain.

Then, it'd be so much easier to correct and remove the pain and restore joint function, muscle strength, movement and function.



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All our allied health therapists and TCM physicians are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCMB).

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At the first session, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to help you recover as well as provide treatment in the same session.

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