Proper Posture

Proper posture includes the training of the body to maintain appropriate positions during sleeping, standing, and sitting so that the least amount of strain is experienced by the supporting bone, muscles, and ligaments. Maintaining a proper posture prevents neck pain and stiffness, back problems, joint pain, muscle pain, and spine problems.

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I am concerned about my body posture while using the phone and sitting. Can you suggest a better body posture?

Query: Hi doctor, I think about my posture all the time, like my hands properly supporting the position of my legs. I am very much concerned about my posture. I am stressing about my posture. Can you suggest a better posture while using the phone, studying, and sitting? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Your problem is psychological. I suggest you join a gym and start working on muscular tone and strength. By doing this, you not only improve your posture but you keep your stress and worries away. Believe in yourself. ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of pain in the right arm, shoulder, and neck?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 49 years old male, and I have pain in the right arm joint up to the shoulder neck for the last few days. It increased from yesterday evening, and I have difficulty in moving. For pain relief, I inconsistently took Combiflam.  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In my opinion, it could be due to some nerve irritation following neck spasm due to facet joint irritation. Nothing to worry about. As of now, I would advise you to Keep icing frequently. Over the neck once every 2 hours for 15 mins. Gentle massage over the n...  Read Full »

Please suggest some exercises for twisted sacrum and dextroscoliosis.

Query: Hi doctor, My left side back has been a problem for many years. My sacrum moves posterior with activity. Kindly give some suggestions for twisted sacrum and 12 degrees dextroscoliosis. What muscle groups need to be focused upon?  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dextroscoliosis is the right side torsion of your spine. In your case, it is with the involvement of the sacrum. In this case, the erector spinae muscle, latissimus dorsi, gluteus muscle, piriformis muscles, along with some amount of hamstring stretch need to be checked r...  Read Full »

Do I have any postural defect?

Query: Hello doctor, I would like to know if I have any postural defects. So I am sending a file standing straight at the stadiometer measuring height. By how much could I increase my height by fixing defects (if there are any)? I have read that anterior pelvic tilt may affect height by even 2.5 inches, s...  Read Full »

Sreenivasa Rao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I saw your attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Your posture seems to be near normal. Except your anterior pelvic tilt is more with increased lumbar curvature. This compensation may be due to a weak lower abdomen. Tight hip flexor and an...  Read Full »

Does my back pain sound like a strain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am getting recurrent back pain and I believe that the pain is in my rhomboid muscle. Usually, this happens after sitting for a while or while changing the position. Most of the time it occurs from a normal movement. I feel that after some movement the pain starts almost instantly. I can...  Read Full »

Thomas Jefferson. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The pain you have in the rhomboid area can be fixed completely if it is purely due to musculoskeletal problems. There is no reason for you to get panicked. I have successfully treated plenty of patients with the same type of pain and they have recovered. Usually, it is be...  Read Full »

I suffer from neck and shoulder pain from three years. What do you suggest?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old female. I have been suffering from neck and shoulder pains almost every single day for about three years now. It occurred suddenly one day very mildly. I just assumed I 'slept wrong' and thought it would go away on its own. The pain has been more on my right side. It...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your description, it seems to be a tight scalene and trapezius muscle on the right side of the neck. You simply need to do self-stretching to get rid of the pain. I suggest the following: Isometric neck contraction and neck stretching towards the left side for 10 ...  Read Full »

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