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Some lesser-known culprits for neck and back pain, and what to do about them

The Washington Post discusses reasons for an increase of back and neck pain during the pandemic and includes guidance from Jon Cinkay, MS PT, MA EP, CEES, body mechanics coordinator at HSS.

Cinkay explained that when loading the dishwasher or taking out the trash, avoid twisting motions to protect the back. Cinkay advised stepping toward an object to pick it up or put it down and bend from the knees (not the waist).

According to Cinkay, it’s best to raise a cellphone or tablet or book to eye level, because bending the neck to look down places increased pressure and strain on the neck and shoulders.

Read the full article at Washingtonpost.com.