Daily Activities that can Result in Neck and Back Pain

It’s easy to believe that neck and/or back pain is only caused by a serious accident or illness or the deterioration of your body over time. However, there’s always a possibility that your daily activities could result in lingering, life-changing pain.

Here are some of the many activities that can lead to trouble:

•    Poor posture: Do you hunch over your keyboard all day long? Do you tend to slouch when sitting in your chair? Poor posture can take a toll on your body over the long run.
•    Sleeping: From the position in which you sleep to your mattress, you could be causing yourself trouble for roughly eight hours per night.
•    Heavy lifting: You think you can handle a heavy object, just to find that it’s putting a lot of strain on your body. This can happen at home, at work, at the store and a number of other places.
•    Exercise: Yes, exercise is a good thing. And if done in the appropriate manner, it can actually help prevent injuries. Conversely, if you’re not careful, your exercise regimen could also cause neck and back pain.

So, if you’re suffering from neck and back pain and you’ve yet to pinpoint the cause, consider the potential culprits detailed above.

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