Swedish researchers conducted a study in 2015 investigating the effects of slouching vs normal body posture when doing lifting exercises. Neck Pain Relief Springfield has some more information about the study.
The study focused on finding out if slouching affects neck, shoulder, and muscle function in the three most common muscle groups he upper trapezius (ut), lower trapezius (lt), and the serratus anterior (sa). They would test this by arm elevations to see if it affects the range of motion, muscle activation patterns, maximal muscle activity, and overall muscle work.
Non injured, young adult males were the chosen participants for the study. The researchers had them perform maximum arm elevations in upright and slouched positions. The positions were observed through 3D movement, and EMG, which measured range of motion, velocity, and spine curvature in all three muscle groups.
Neck Pain Relief in Springfield wants to give you the results of this research: By testing these young men, they found that the men in the slouched position experienced much less arm elevation and not as much movement in velocity upwards and downwards, along with increased peak muscle activity. The muscles had to work much harder to lift.
In short, slouching leads to increase in physical requirements while performing basic muscle exercises. With time, changes in function could put stress on the muscles, tissues, and joints of the neck and shoulders. This creates pain and injury. Neck Pain Relief in Springfield wants to tell you that that this study could possibly lead to more research that looks at long term effects of slouching and understanding how slouching could lead to more serious disorders.
Neck Pain Relief in Springfield encourages you to get your neck or shoulder pain examined by a chiropractor to help fix your bad posture.
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