Is your purse or briefcase the culprit of your neck and back pain?

April 3rd, 2018

There’s a sneaky reason why many people experience shoulder, neck and back pain.

In today’s culture of being on-the-go, we tend to pack our briefcases, purses and other bags to the brim with food, clothing, electronics, and a myriad of other items. This added weight against the body can cause pain and discomfort, and a person may not even know their bag is the culprit.

As a physician, I try to get a sense of the demands that a patient is putting on their body to determine where the pain is coming from — often I find it stems from a carrying item.

Read more of the article that Rothman Orthopaedic Institute's Surena Namdari, M.D. wrote for by clicking here.

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