Your Trusted Chiropractors in Vancouver WA Discuss Neck and Shoulder Pain Associated with Carrying a Bag or Purse

man-918983_640In our past few blog posts we have discussed how children’s backpacks can cause issues when not worn correctly, but are you aware of the fact that the same principles apply to adults? Your purse or bag that you carry on a regular basis can cause a variety of types of pain.

It is possible to avoid shoulder and neck pain associated with purse carrying by taking steps to make smart choices.

So how do purses cause neck and shoulder problems?

According to some medical professionals, your purse of bag can cause you pain in your shoulders, neck, and upper back due to the fact that they place constant stress and pressure.

Constant purse or bag carrying can cause problems with your:

  • Your shoulder, neck, and back muscles
  • The soft tissues in your shoulder, neck, and back
  • Your shoulder nerves

It is not uncommon for this strain to be lopsided because people tend to favor one side or another. This strain is often lopsided as well, as people tend to carry their bags on the same side.

It is also important to realize that when you carry a purse in the crook of your elbow, you can strain tendons on the inside of the arm.

For help avoiding purse and bag pain, see our next blog post!


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