With the continued evolution of technology and computers becoming a huge part of our everyday lives, including while we are at work, it has meant that many of us are suffering from poor posture. Often referred to as nerd neck, because it is prevalent in people who use computers a lot, whether at work or recreationally, it is something that many neglect to deal with. However, if you deal with it quickly enough, it can be corrected without causing any lasting damage to your muscles or spine. Not sure what method to use? In the following article we will discuss some products that can help you correct that bad posture.
There is actually a shirt available that is designed to help draw your shoulders back and facilitate your natural neuro-mechanism that will force you back into good posture. It features tension panels that target and stimulate joints and muscle groups to ensure the spine stays aligned, thus correcting poor posture.
Because around a third of our lives is spent sleeping, if you are not sleeping in a way that keeps your body aligned it can cause tension to build in joints and muscles, resulting in pain points and inevitably, bad posture. There are posture pillows out there that enable you to sleep in the best position for your posture, regardless of whether you prefer to sleep on your back or side.
As noted at the outset, the reason why so many of us are suffering from nerd neck or whatever you want to call it, is because we are sitting for long hours in front of a computer screen. Not only that, often sitting slumped over or in some other ill-advised position. This plays havoc with the alignment of your spine and can lead to serious problems beyond bad posture, which is why it is important to do something to correct it. Another way of treating it therefore is to use some kind of support while you sit at your desk. Like a memory foam lumbar support that can be strapped to your chair and encourages you to sit properly while reliving middle and lower back pain.
Probably the solution many of you are most available, and if you aren’t you should be, is posture braces. A posture brace is a kind of posture corrector that gives your back muscles much needed extra support. They help to pull your shoulders back where they should be and to stop them from slouching. Thus, taking the strain off your spine and other at-risk areas.
You may be wondering if posture braces really work? In the short term, they provide sufficient relief from pain and act as a quick corrector. However, as good as they are for help you get into the habit of sitting correctly, they shouldn’t be relied upon and it is important for you to perform exercises designed to correct your posture too.