Body mechanics is a term used to describe the ways we move as we go about our daily lives. It includes how we hold our bodies when we sit, stand, lift, carry, bend, and sleep. Poor body mechanics are often the cause of back problems. When we don’t move correctly and safely, the spine is subjected to abnormal stresses that over time can lead to degeneration of spinal structures like discs and joints, injury, and unnecessary wear and tear.
The Cervical spine not only protects the delicate spinal cord but also provides flexibility, allowing the neck to move in all directions while balancing the weight of our head. This flexibility comes at a cost of increased vulnerability to strains in the cervical spine. Poor posture and a lack of exercise cause cervical pain in the neck muscles and tightens and contract, resulting in pain and stiffness.