How Do You Correct A Rounded Back?

Musculoskeletal Disorders

Symptoms of a rounded back, also known as a hunched back or text neck, include always feeling sore after a long day having stayed in a static position, yet feeling better when walking or after exercise and stretching.

Research has shown that there is a correlation between phone usage and musculoskeletal disorders with most complaints on neck and shoulder region.

Self-treatment:
  • Stretching
  • Foam rolling
  • Upper back strengthening
  • Adjust seating with a well-supported chair
The root causes of a rounded back include sitting without any back support, working on a sofa, leaning forward, and weak upper neck and back muscles.

Information provided by: Victor Chan, Specialist in Physiotherapy, OT&P Healthcare

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