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Poor Posture At Your Work Place

A bad posture at work most commonly affects the neck, back, and shoulders. Sitting in a poor position in the workplace can cause back pain, workplace stress, and strain injury, which results in reduced productivity, poor health, and low morale. It also misaligns the spine causing total damage to the backbone.

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Why do I feel dizzy, exhausted, and pain in the neck region after long working hours?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 27 years old. My height is 5.7 feet, and my weight is 163 lbs. I work at a call center, and my shift timings are from 8 PM to 5 AM. I feel dizziness, and pain in the neck region, below my head. Also, I feel exhausted. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern and would be happy to help you. Unfortunately, you have the above symptoms due to your continuous straight posture. I suggest you follow the below steps: Flex and extend your head while working. Take breaks in between work. Take adequa...  Read Full »

What do you suggest for persistent upper back and shoulder pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I have had continuous upper back and shoulder pain for the past two weeks. Despite taking various medications, the relief seems temporary, and the pain returns once the medication wears off. I am reaching out for advice on what steps I should take next. Are the...  Read Full »

Dr. Matthew Michael Stott

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Simple musculoskeletal back pain is often associated with poor posture, commonly linked to prolonged work computer use or muscle strain from excessive exercise or physical labor. To better assist with the management of ...  Read Full »

How to manage back pain due to improper posture?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I am a medical student and has been experiencing some thoracic back pain for the last one year or so. I have no history of back, cervical or MSK problems. I have not had any imaging of my spine. Admittedly, I do not have the best posture. During most of the day ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for a comprehensive description and your picture marking out the point of pain (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Couple of possibilities are there. First is this could be due to poor posture. From the picture this is subjective. You have slightly...  Read Full »

I have vague pains in my middle back. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old. I am working in a bank for the last year. I am having back pain on the right side thoracic region while sleeping on my back or sitting for the last six months. I have antral gastritis. I have done an MRI of the thorax which came normal. Ultrasonography of the whole a...  Read Full »

Dr. Sumit Chawla

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your history. Vague pains in the thoracic region with normal radiological investigation can be due to posture or myofascial trigger points. Kindly answer the following questions for better evaluation of your condition. Pain is in diffuse area or...  Read Full »

Kindly explain the consequences of poor posture.

Query: Hi doctor,What are the long-term consequences of bad posture? Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Poor posture is likely to cause structural changes or fixed musculoligamentous issues. The outcome and timing is dependent on the starting point. By this I mean, if this starts in early childhood, one will notice the changes by late adulthood. The severity of sym...  Read Full »

I suffer from chronic neck pain while sitting. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I complained of neck and shoulder pain. It was diagnosed to be muscle spasm by a doctor. X-ray has been taken. I was given cream and Muscadol tablets. I used ice and some exercise. It worked over 90 % but the problem is I feel pain after sitting on a chair for 10 minutes continually. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Firas Arnaout

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your young age makes arthritis (wear and tear) unlikely. And you did not mention any history of traumatic injuries to your neck. The issue seems to be postural as the pain appears after sitting up and resolves on lying down. It would be useful to check the Xrays to c...  Read Full »

Please tell me the reason for neck and lower back pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I have low back pain and neck pain, but not simultaneously. It occurs alternatively. When there is low back pain, I do not feel neck pain and vice versa. What might be the problem? Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. J. Mariano Anto Bruno Mascarenhas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your question with care. This is due to your faulty lifestyle. The causes can be like driving a two wheeler faster on roads that are not smoother, wrong furniture and wrong sitting posture. The corrections you need to do are driving two-wheeler slowly, get er...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for neck pain that radiates to left arm?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a spasm in my neck muscles. Please help. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Are you using a thick pillow? Neck muscles seem to be in spasm. I hope this information will help you. Thanks.  Read Full »

What could be the reason for my severe back pain which get worse when I sit?

Query: Hello doctor,I have had bad back pain for a long time. But about two months ago, I injured my back badly. And they said my intervertebral disc was thinning. But recently, a new doctor says I have spondylolysis. I cannot sit down for more than 30 minutes. It starts hurting a lot. I could not even wal...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to What do you do, and how much physical activity you have in your daily routine?  Read Full »

Why do I get back pain on left side while sitting, standing, and sleeping?

Query: Hello doctor, I have back pain on the left side and cannot move on that side. The pain was between my belly and back, but now it is only on my back at the end of the spinal cord. While sitting, standing, or even sleeping, I can feel the pain in this area and it lasts for one week. I am currently ta...  Read Full »

Dr. Akshay Kumar Saxena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You are very young to actually have persistent back pains. There are many causes of pain in the lower back region. It can be due to faulty posture, related to weak muscles, issues with disc, narrowing of spinal canal, or any bony instability besides many others. So accu...  Read Full »

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