Neck pain isn’t just about your posture
April 25, 2021 By Texas A&M University
Both personal factors and the time of day play a role in neck strength and endurance, according to a new study.
The researchers found that while poor neck and head postures are the primary determinants of neck pain, body mass index, age, and the time of the day also influence the neck’s ability to perform sustained or repeated movements.
With roughly 80% of jobs being sedentary, often requiring several hours of sitting stooped in front of a computer screen, neck pain is a growing occupational hazard. Smartphones and other devices have also caused people to bend their necks for prolonged periods. But the new research suggests bad posture is not solely to blame.
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