Increased musculoskeletal disorders in patients can be attributed to the shifts in lifestyle, poor ergonomics and posture. However, patients are now becoming more health-conscious and paying attention to their posture and making more effort to get chronic musculoskeletal problems fixed.
Below are the most commonly seen clinical musculoskeletal disorders:
- Protracted shoulder (Rounded shoulders) — when shoulder positions have moved forward from the body’s ideal alignment.
- Rounded back — a curvature of the spine that causes the top of the back to appear more rounded than normal.
- Poking chin — when your neck slants forward and pokes in front of your shoulders, instead of directly above them.
- Cradling your phone — cradling the phone between your shoulder and head, resulting in stiffness and pain in the neck.
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