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How can I improve my posture to help with cervical disc disease?

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Think about your posture every time you sit, stand, or lift. Always try to keep your head and neck straight and make sure your back is supported. When you sit at your desk, your computer should be at eye level and your chair should be right up against your back (in other words, don't press your nose against the computer screen). Your mouse should be low enough that you don't have to reach for it all the time.

SOURCES: 

American Physical Therapy Association: "What you Need to Know About Neck Pain." 

Nadler, SF. , 2004.  The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

K. Daniel Riew, MD, Mildred B. Simon Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine. 

Ylinen, J. et al. , 2003.  Journal of the American Medical Association

Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT, FAPTA, professor and chairman, department of physical therapy, University of Pittsburgh. 

UptoDate.com: "Cervical Strain."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 12, 2017

SOURCES: 

American Physical Therapy Association: "What you Need to Know About Neck Pain." 

Nadler, SF. , 2004.  The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association

K. Daniel Riew, MD, Mildred B. Simon Distinguished Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine. 

Ylinen, J. et al. , 2003.  Journal of the American Medical Association

Anthony Delitto, PhD, PT, FAPTA, professor and chairman, department of physical therapy, University of Pittsburgh. 

UptoDate.com: "Cervical Strain."

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on August 12, 2017

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