Maintain right position to relax

Spending more time in the neutral position of the spinal column can reduce chronic back and neck pain, muscle pain, stiffness, and numbness while increasing productivity at work.

Slouching strains your lower back. Slumping or slouching may not cause low back pain on its own. However, once the back has been strained or injured, poor posture can aggravate the pain. Sit with your shoulders back and down, your chin up, your belly in, and your lower back supported.

Difference between Static and Neutral Position

Our spines are constantly under stress. We spend the majority of our waking hours, including sleeping, in a static posture. As a poor posture condition, static posture can cause spinal compression, tension, and pain throughout our bodies. The majority of us experience chronic back and neck pain as a result of sitting for extended periods of time while working, relaxing, or sleeping. At our desk jobs, we are spending up to 8 hours slouched at our computers or hunched over paperwork. Our spines become misaligned, and instead of our bones supporting our weight, our muscles are forced to do so. These strains and tenses our muscles, resulting in pain and cramps.

Furthermore, many of the physical activities we engage in throughout the day, such as incorrectly lifting and carrying heavy objects, can put strain and pressure on our spines. Our mattresses sag and our pillows flatten while we sleep. As a result, our necks and spines do not get adequate support for at least 6 to 8 hours per night. Sleeping with a non-aligned spine can cause compression of the vertebral disks, pinching and irritating the nerves around them.

As a result, you may wake up with a stiff or painful neck and lower back, general muscle tension, and possibly numbness or tingling in your hands and feet.

Benefits of Neutral Position

  1. Our body’s nature preferred position is a neutral posture. It is a stress-free state in which our spine naturally curves.
  2. A neutral posture puts no strain on your spine. It equalizes the space between your vertebral discs by opening all of the space between them.
  3. Spending as much time as possible in proper spine alignment while going about your daily activities will help improve your health by increasing circulation and decreasing stress and tension.

Different types of neutral Positions

Sitting - A neutral posture is one in which your torso and thigh form a 128-degree angle and your hamstrings and calves form a 133-degree angle

  1. Feet on the floor (or a footrest), legs not crossed
  2. Your hips should be slightly higher than your knees, with a small gap between your knees and the seat.
  3. The lower back is protected.
  4. Alignment of the head, neck, shoulders, elbows, and hips
  5. Shoulders were relaxed.
  6. Elbows bent at a 100-degree angle or greater

While you are standing

  1. Standing with poor posture frequently puts the most strain on your spine. it can be neglected by doing the following:
  2. Allow your feet' balls to bear the majority of your weight.
  3. Keep your knees slightly bent.
  4. Keep a shoulder-width gap between your feet.
  5. Leave your arms hanging beside you naturally.

Keeping Your Spine Neutral for Better Health

Maintaining a neutral posture throughout the day allows your spine to move freely without putting pressure on your spinal discs. Nerves can then pass through without being irritated or pinched. They are then free to communicate with all of your body's organs, muscles, ligaments, and tendons. As a result, you will be healthier and less prone to chronic injury or illness.

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