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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I heard a loud poop on stretching after sitting in the same posture for a long time. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I was writing hunched over my notebook for about 1.5 hours. When I straightened up doing back stretches, it popped loudly. I felt a sudden headache immediately as well as a feeling of confusion and memory failure like losing my mind. Why?  Read Full »


Dr. Thomas Jefferson

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The pop sound which you heard may be due to crepitus, which many people feel after being in particular posture for a long time. Your loss of orientation may be caused by temporarily reduced blood flow to the brain as in vertebrobasilar insufficiency. You need to strengthe...  Read Full »

What does it mean to have a neck lump with pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had pain in the neck region for about seven to eight months. I have pointed the exact site of pain in the photo. I feel a cramping type of pain when I yawn or laugh. My height is 6'2," and I have been working from home due to the COVID pandemic for the past two years. I have a ne...  Read Full »


Dr. Thiyagarajan T

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The lump in your neck is something benign. Since your ultrasound report of neck and laryngoscope examinations are normal, this is reassuring. The area you are pointing to in the photo is far away from the thyroid, so unlikely to be a thyroid disorder (attachments re...  Read Full »

I have consistent, sharp pain in my tailbone. How to resolve it?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 25 year old female, and I weigh 175 lbs and 5.7 feet tall. I have noticed for the past few months, that sitting is becoming increasingly uncomfortable. I get a sharp pain in my tailbone if I sit for even 30 minutes to an hour. The pain when I straighten up again can cause me to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You describe a condition called coccydynia. I suggest you try doing the following. Avoid soft cushiony seats where one would sink into. Sitting on firm seats is more comfortable than soft ones. Sit forwards rather than back, and by this I mean that avoid slouching into...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a painkiller to reduce my back pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25 year old female, who is suffering from severe back pain. I am a teacher and have a 7 months old child. When I am at work, I have back pains at the end of the backbone, on the right side over the kidney. I got an ultrasound and an x-ray of the back. And I do not have any kidney s...  Read Full »


Dr. Shinas Hussain A P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query and I can understand your concerns The severe back pain that you have mentioned, suggests some spine related conditions probably IVDP (intervertebral disc prolapse), which might be aggravated by your posture and strain. You can try the ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest the reason for my back pain after going through my MRI reports.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 33 year old unmarried male. I have back pain problem (stiffness) for more than three years, and everyone gives the feedback that my posture was not proper while walking. Two years before I consulted a doctor. He suspected ankylosing spondylitis, but HLA-B27 was negative. By seei...  Read Full »


Dr. Brungi Mahesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like spondyloarthropathy and right now no surgery is required. You do routine workup like complete blood picture, CRP (C-reactive protein), ESR (erythrocyte sedimentation rate), RA factor (rheumatoid arthritis factor) and anti-CCP antibody (anti-cyclic citrullina...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Why do I get numbness and burning sensation in feet, legs, and palms?

Query: Hello doctor,I have back pain due to bad posture for almost a month now. Sometimes I wake up with numbness in my feet, which clears up after I change my posture. I also noticed a burning sensation in my feet, legs, and palms for the past one month, which started as my feet being freezing, then I not...  Read Full »


Dr. Gursimran

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to know regarding your symptoms. These days, maximum people will have a bad sitting posture because of the work culture and watching television or laptops or phones. It is very rare to have diabetes or any no problems at your age, since the numbness goes away ...  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 icliniq.com. What do you do, and how much physical activity you have in your daily routine?  Read Full »

Will sitting on a couch for a long time cause hip pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a sharp pain in my upper left hip. There is no specific posture where I feel no pain. Standing gives minimum pain (dull ache), and now and then, when I turn side position while sleeping, I get only a dull pain, but it becomes more painful again. This spot is reddish but not ste...  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you able to sit cross leg comfortably?  Read Full »

What are the causes of lower abdominal pain in men?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband is 28 years old. He has had lower abdominal pain since two months. I have marked the paining area in the attached picture. He has pain in the area just behind this in the back also. The pain is mild about 0.5 in 10 scale and sometimes 2 or 3 out of 10. There is a mild burning ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your husband's urine routine examination report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it is very clear that it is unlikely to be UTI in any form. I think the groin pain could be non-specific. It may be related to your posture, nature of work, etc. I...  Read Full »

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