Lower back pain is the most common back pain caused by poor posture, as the lower back supports most of the weight of the body. When the spine is not in proper alignment the muscles, ligaments, and joints are all under excessive strain.
Discs can also suffer from poor posture. When the spine is in proper alignment from good posture, the cushioning, shock absorbing discs that are in between the vertebrae are not overly stressed and not as subject to injury.
Often the spine will become fixed in an abnormal position if we do not hold ourselves correctly. This can lead to the construction of blood vessels and nerves. This leads to problems with the joints, disc, and muscles. The spine is an important part of the body to take care of. A good posture eliminates many of the health problems that can develop when the spine has unhealthy mobility.
Because people find themselves in several positions throughout the day (sitting, standing, bending, stooping, and lying down), it's important to learn how to attain and keep correct posture in each position for good back support, which will result in less back pain. When moving from one position to another, the ideal situation is that one's posture is adjusted smoothly and fluidly. After initial correction of bad posture habits, these movements tend to become automatic and require very little effort to maintain. At Orthopedic & Balance Therapy Specialists, we train you on the best way to attain and hold your posture throughout the day. We will help you relieve your back pain while improving your posture and confidence along the way!
If you experience any of the following, call Orthopedic & Balance Therapy Specialists to improve your posture today!