An alarming message for everyone out there is that the heavy bags being carried by you are wrecking your shoulder and back muscles. Yes, you are reading it right. The heavy handbags and backpacks you lug around everywhere lead to spinal pain. Obviously, the pain in the beginning is unknowable but eventually it gets worse and causes your shoulder to roll forward and down leading to postural scoliosis, if left untreated. Back pain itself is a challenge, an unpleasant feel and a torment that can ruin your lifestyle as well as your happiness. Your spine’s pain is even worse and can not only be sensed in your back but also in your entire body.
Handbags have become an accessory for women to keep their basics while leaving the home. Some also slung it over the shoulder before going to office, college or parties. Men also tend to carry backpacks around their shoulder for trips and office use. However, sometimes the heavy weight of bags put excessive strain on back and shoulder causing arm pain, numbness and tingling in hands. Therefore if you are constantly complaining about the back and shoulder pain then your unhealthy heavy bags habits might be the reason.
Here, we have pointed out some of the ways to deal with your daily handbag and backpack routine. If you simply follow these steps then you can avoid damaging your overall spinal health.
Reduce The Heavy Load
If you carry a heavy bag then it distributes the uneven weight on your shoulder and back muscles. It is advisable to lighten the load to keep your muscles stay healthy. The best way to do so is to reduce the weight to an extent where you don’t feel any noticeable strain from carrying it.
Two-Sided Shoulder Straps
It is preferable to not use the bags that can hang on one shoulder as it throws off the spine’s alignment and cause stiffness and soreness in your shoulder and neck muscles. Backpacks are considered more appropriate for daily use as the two shoulder straps distribute weight more evenly across the shoulders.
For women, it is recommended to not carry handbags on one shoulder for a longer time. Keep switching the sides to avoid the muscle stretch or place the shoulder strap diagonally across the chest if the strap is long enough.
Avoid Thin Straps
Straps like chain links and thin straps can easily dig into your shoulder causing muscle ache. A handbag with good, firm grips that have additional padding helps to reduce the strain on your muscles. Even heavy backpacks with thin straps create issue with shoulder blade and neck muscles. They put extra pressure on the nerves leading to the shoulder therefore affecting the blood flow.
Book An Appointment
If the above mentioned changes doesn’t help alleviate the shoulder and back pain and you continuously experience the numbness or tingling in your hands,or feel your back pain increasing, call at 0800-00-558 to schedule an appointment with KKT Consultant and find relief in our treatment without medicines and surgery.