At this point, you're probably no stranger to working from home and the irritating neck pain and strain that can come with it. The culprit for those aches? Poor posture. If this sounds all too familiar, you're not alone — a 2021 study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health found that Twitter complaints about low back pain soared by 84% in November 2020 compared to November 2019.1 Luckily, practicing good posture — stacking your spine and keeping your head held high — can help you avoid some of the discomfort associated with back pain. Even better? There are so many benefits of good posture beyond just avoiding poor work-from-home posture. Below, spinal experts explain what you stand to gain from sitting up straight.
Meet The Posture Expert
Oluseun Olufade, MD, a sports medicine doctor affiliated with BackEmbrace specializing in spinal care and assistant professor of orthopedics at Emory School of Medicine.