The link between posture and back pain
Published on Mar 5, 2017

The link between posture and back pain is significant. The majority of people that I see for remedial massage suffer from a similar complaint:

Shoulder pain, neck pain, pain in the mid thoracic often coinciding with headaches and sometimes with tingling or numbness in the fingers.

These common complaints are often a result of our lifestyle today, where desk and computer work along with iPads and smartphones lead to poor posture resulting in muscle imbalance and dysfunction.

Left unaddressed, this imbalance leads to conditions such as thoracic outlet syndrome, shoulder impingement syndrome, headaches, and TMJ to name a few.

Remedial massage with postural assessment can assist in both alleviating pain caused by dysfunction and identifying the underlying contributors to this pain.

Although there will be some immediate relief, long term results require a number of treatments in combination with stretching and strengthening exercises to correct muscle imbalances that were created through ongoing poor posture.