Although you may not feel the negative effects of bad posture by just sitting with it for a few hours, you can see it is affecting the spine and leading to anatomical changes in it with due course of time. Eventually, this will lead to the tightening of blood vessels and nerves. Additionally, the stress caused by bad posture can lead to back pain along with other ailments in muscles, discs, and joints.
You can identify if your back pain is caused by poor posture by looking for the following:
- Back pain that is intense during certain times in a day
- The pain that originates in the neck area and moves down into the upper and lower back regions
- The pain that alleviates by changing sitting or standing positions
- A sudden pain that is caused by the recent changes in your life, such as your new job, a chair, or a car