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Neck & Back Pain Negatively Impact Balance

Study finds postural training could be key to easing pain

People with neck pain cannot balance as well as those who are asymptomatic, according to a study in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. The same principle applies to people with low back pain. And those with both neck and low back pain have the hardest time balancing on one foot, even with eyes open and without the increased challenge of StrongPosture® Stork.

In the study’s conclusion: “A postural training strategy may reduce neck pain by improving postural deficits.”

In other words: The attentional focus on StrongPosture® during rehab exercise is more effective at helping neck pain and back pain, in addition to training them to stand taller, look younger, etc.

Neck pain and postural balance among workers with high postural demands – a cross-sectional study.  Marie B Jørgensen,1,2 Jørgen H Skotte,1 Andreas Holtermann,1 Gisela Sjøgaard,3 Nicolas C Petersen,2,4 and Karen Søgaard, BMC Musculoskelet Disord. 2011; 12: 176. doi: 10.1186/1471-2474-12-176  PMCID: PMC3161921 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3161921/

 

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