Lower back pain is one of the most common musculoskeletal complaints, followed closely by neck, upper back and shoulder pain. Pain in these parts of the body can sometimes be traced back to a single source: the vicious cycle of learned muscle tension caused by improper posture and body mechanics. Muscle memory is responsible for […]
Sitting might just be one of the most popular “activities” we do today therefore reducing back pain is the biggest challenge faced today. Along with the hazards of a sedentary lifestyle, many of us worsen the damage by sitting for hours a day with poor posture. When we slouch with rounded, stooped shoulders, we put […]
In the previous post, found at Posture Correction 2: Restore Strength To Weak Muscles, we looked at ways to strengthen weak muscles involved in two prevalent forms of postural distortion: forward head posture and anterior pelvic tilt. In this final post in the posture series, we’ll consider behavioral changes you can make to reinforce healthier […]
“Sit up straight!” This command is reminiscent of school teachers who link poor posture to poor etiquette. But proper posture is about far more than etiquette; it’s about avoiding pain and spinal instability throughout your life. According to new research, it’s also about maintaining independence in advanced age. Posture is said to be correct when […]
While adolescents are thought to have much more resilient bodies than those advanced in age, it’s lately becoming common for children and especially teenagers to experience back pain. The idea that you can be “too young for back pain” is no longer valid. What causes back pain in children and teens? Rarely, a tumor or […]
Treating posture and low back problems with an exercise ball may actually make things worse. You need to start gradual with core strength exercises. Then work up to using an exercise ball at work to promote proper posture and minimize low back problems.