Postural Strains

Sitting at the computer for an extended period without movement can progress to strains, which leads can lead to intense postural stress. Postural strains are the frustrating stiffness and ache that manifests in the shoulders, arms, neck, and low back.

What are postural strains?

Have you ever had dull aches in your lower back, shoulders, arm, or neck? It’s most likely Postural Strains! You can find out more about it right here!

Sitting at a desktop for a long period of time without moving can produce strains, which can lead to significant postural stress. Postural strains are irritating stiffness and ache in the shoulders, arms, neck, and low back.
And these strains do not appear out of nowhere. They accumulate over time.


Postural strains symptoms

Postural strain symptoms manifest when you are in a particular posture for prolonged periods. Postural pains can be felt as, but are not limited to:

  • Dull aches in the lower back region

  • Similar symptoms in the upper back or neck.

  • Headaches

  • Pain in the shoulders and arms


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Why do postural strains happen?

  • Spending your workdays sitting at a desk without taking breaks.
  • Sleeping on a mattress and pillow where your neck is in an awkward position.
  • Having young children that you are juggling and looking after. 
  • Performing awkward lifts, e.g., nurses moving patients and equipment

Upon movement, the strain will be taken off the affected parts of the body, thereby easing the pain. Nonetheless, that doesn’t make the movement easier and doesn’t address the underlying factors.

“Postural strain has no single cause”

There is no single cause for postural strains. Generally, it can be from the body being in a position over long periods.

What if postural strains happen?

There are several possible treatments for postural strains in MPR Health

Postural strains are supported with lifestyle modifications and Osteopathy to alter posture habits, reduce pain, and improve quality of life.

Manual therapy can help relieve tension through techniques, and treating the problem and underlying factors. MPR Health can also suggest exercises and techniques that you can use at home to guide your posture.

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