Is poor posture contributing to your back pain?
The answer is quite possibly yes!
So what does poor posture look like or what exactly does
Our bodies have been designed in such a way, that when all
the joints and bones line up in a particular way, they should be in a great
alignment. There are natural curves of the spine which are designed that way to
make the body strong.
You should feel great, you should look in a good position,
and in general the body should be in a strong position to take on daily life.
And I mean a daily life doing normal things without having to worry about tight
muscles, stiffness, pain, or having to take painkillers to get through the day!
As we go through life, we tend to pick up bad habits. Bad
habits that can be as a result of things we do in life from being children to
adults, work, sitting, lifting, hobbies, sports we play or have played, things
we do about the house on a regular basis and even from previous injuries. It
just happens to us without us actually realizing it!
The result, poor posture, means that our body is not in this
great alignment, meaning that there is stress and strain on different parts of
our bodies. These different parts of our bodies are different for every single
one of us.
One of the most common places of pain happens to be the lower
back. The body is only as strong as the weakest link. The lower back links the
upper body to the lower body, hence it is one of those common places of pain.
We could go on and write about poor posture for quite some
time, but to give you a few pointers as to what exactly to look for, then these
next few points should give you an idea:-
Pelvis tipping forward
Head tilted to the side
These are only a few things that may suggest poor posture.
Remember as human beings we are all different from one another. However, these
are the things that lead to poor posture and back pain.
Now if you have back pain, or know someone who has back
pain, these may be things to look out for and possibly change to help alleviate
pain. Remember if you are missing out from doing something at work, gardening,
playing with children/grandchildren or even just confined to your house, then
there is most likely an element of poor posture contributing to your problem.
With that all said, what can be done about poor posture? My
advice to you is change!
How or what can you change? I don’t know how to change, what
do I do now? Again, these are very common questions we get asked at the clinic.
Now, my advice is let me help you! We deal with this problem
every day. We’ve helped 1000’s of people with poor posture, change their habits
and help them back to a lifestyle they are very happy with.
Hands on physiotherapy, will help to loosen tight muscles
and free up stiff joints. Corrective exercises will help to beat old habits and
strengthen the muscles to maintain better posture.
You can change, and we can help!
If you would like any further information about easy ways to
ease back pain then please call the clinic on 028 9266 6959, or check out our
free report at