Proper Posture

Proper posture includes the training of the body to maintain appropriate positions during sleeping, standing, and sitting so that the least amount of strain is experienced by the supporting bone, muscles, and ligaments. Maintaining a proper posture prevents neck pain and stiffness, back problems, joint pain, muscle pain, and spine problems.

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Is there a permanent cure for the shoulder pain caused due to computer usage?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been using the computer every day for ten years and have developed a right shoulder pain in the last three years. I spend seven to eight hours with the computer and use the right hand for the mouse and keyboard. Now, I have to use the mouse with my left hand due to frequ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ashaq Hussain Parrey

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. This does not seem like a localized pain to the hand and shoulder. I think the pain is neurogenic originating from the compression of a nerve in the neck. There is a possibility of frozen shoulder too which may also present with similar sy...  Read Full »

Why is there pain below the shoulder?

Query: Hello doctor, My wife has had pain in the area below the left shoulder for the past week. The pain is there even when she deep breathes, moves her left hand, or does any movement. She is a feeding mother, has overweight, and had a cesarean delivery a year ago. She had a similar complaint but reduced...  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I had gone through the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I feel that the pain is coming from the neck, and this is a fairly common pain diagram for neck issues. She needs to look at her posture, and as she is feeding, this is even m...  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 »

My left arm pains a lot and turns blue after dance practice. How to fix it?

Query: Hello doctor, My entire left arm is paining. I feel like the nerves pop when I finish playing the flute. I went to a dance practice, and my hand was purple, and after I massaged it, it went back to its normal color. What is causing this? What can I do to fix it?  Read Full »


Dr. Lokesh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can happen due to a thoracic outlet syndrome or a cervical rib, which can cause compression of nerves and blood vessels and lead to pain and discoloration of the arm and hand. So, I suggest you try doing the following. Get an x-ray of the chest. You need to develop y...  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 »

Can I experience pain all over my body due to poor posture?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old male. My weight is 58 kg, and my height is 174 cm. I am doing yoga, and some basic basketball exercises 2 to 3 times a week. Overall I am doing a sitting job and having a healthy diet, taking vitamins, good progress in yoga, working on my posture, no alcohol, no smokin...  Read Full »


Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I passed carefully through your question and reviewed your X-ray images carefully, and would explain that your symptoms could be related to a wrong posture during childhood. Still, I do not see anything serious in your X-ray studies. For this reason, I would recomme...  Read Full »

What can cause one-sided SI joint pain?

Query: Hi doctor, What are some common causes of one-sided SI joint pain that comes and goes? I am 25 years old and just had a baby (naturally) 10 months ago. The back pain started at eight months postpartum.  Read Full »


Dr. Shakti A. Goel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There are various causes for SI (sacroiliac) joint pain which range from: Osteoarthritis. Years of stress on the SI joint can eventually wear down the cartilage and lead to osteoarthritis. Ankylosing spondylitis. Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is a type of inflammato...  Read Full »

What causes shoulder pain and tingling in fingers?

Query: Hi doctor, I have pain radiating from the shoulder blade to the forearm and little or ring finger. I think this is from leaning on my side and putting pressure on my elbow and shoulder. It is painful when I am sitting or standing but not when lying. What do you suggest?  Read Full »


Dr. Anuj Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Keep your hand above your head and tell me if this position gives you relief or not.  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 »

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