Poor posture or hunched back is not just an aesthetic issue, since the negative consequences are proven for physical and emotional health that affect the quality of life if not treated in time.
The frequent use of mobile devices, the sedentary lifestyle and lack of exercise have caused that increase cases of back problems, with poor posture being the main trigger.
Besides affecting self-confidence, self-esteem and the security of a person to face the world, among the serious consequences of living stooped are degenerative diseases of the spine that cause pain and affect the entire functioning of the body.
What degenerative diseases are caused by a stooped back?
Risk of herniated discs
Having a bad posture for a long time wears out the spine, as it misaligns bones and causes tension in the deep muscles of the back making it more fragile and prone to pain, herniated discs or sciatica.
In addition, muscle spasms reduce flexibility, balance and there is an increased risk of contractures, injuries, falls and accelerated wear in ligaments and tendons, which can cause conditions such as arthritis.
It can cause respiratory failure such as asthma, wheezing, snoring or other pulmonary ailments since hunchback causes difficulty in breathing because the lungs and diaphragm are pressed under the curve of the back.
Thus, a correct posture oxygenates the brain better up to 30% which influences mental activity, reduces fatigue and other parts of the body can perform their functions well.
On the other hand, a hunched back also hinders digestion, which causes acidity or reflux due to the pressure that the abdomen receives, forcing the stomach acid to rise. In addition, intestinal transit becomes slow causing constipation.
Other consequences of having bad posture are headaches, increased blood pressure, incontinence, flaccidity in the abdomen, among others.
How to correct the posture of a hunched back?
Although in many cases the people resort to posture correctors, these will only cause discomfort, if the tension in the deep muscles of the back is not eliminated where masseurs and chiropractors do not manage to reach with their fingers.
To solve this without spending in numerous sessions or having to move to therapies, specialists recommend applying simple orthopedic appliances for home use such as Cordus and Sacrus that are designed to remove deep spasms and return the correct muscle tone of the back.
At the same time, you should perform special strengthening exercises and take care of your posture when sitting and walking.