“How Does My Poor Posture Contribute To Back Pain? ” THE IMPORTANCE OF GOOD POSTURE
When your spine is not in proper alignment,themuscles, ligamentsand joints are all under excessive strain, causing most episodes of back pain. The lower back supports most of the weight of the body and therefore is the most vulnerable to the effects of poor posture. Discs,whichprovidesupportbetween the spinal bones (vertebrae), are also affected from poor posture. However, withgoodposture,thespine is inproper alignment and the shock absorbing discs are not as subject to injury. Often with poor posture, the spine will become fixed in an abnormal position.This leadstotheconstriction ofbloodvesselsandnervesovertime. Furthermore,thiscausesproblemswith the joints, discs and muscles. It is important to take care of your spine. Good posture eliminates many ofthehealthproblemsthatcandevelop
when the spine has an unhealthy posture. Since you perform many different movements and positions throughout the day (sitting, standing, bending, stooping, lying down, etc.) it is importantto learnhowtokeepcorrect posture. Maintaining good posture duringthedayresults in lessbackpain. When you correct bad posture habits, the new and improved movements tend to become more automatic and requirevery littleefforttomaintain.At Worcester Physical Therapy Services we train you on the best way to attain and hold your posture throughout the day.Wehelpyourelieveyourbackpain quickly while improving your posture for maximum, long term results! Discover how our therapists can improve your posture and relieve your back or neck pain, allowing you to live a happy, active and pain-free life.
If you experience any of the following call Worcester Physical Therapy Services to improve your posture today! Does your head jut forward? Is your head tilted to one side or the other? Are the spaces between your arms and sides unequal? Is one shoulder lower then the other? Are your shoulders drooped forward or pulled back? Is one hip higher then the other? Do either of your knees turn in or out? Do your ankles roll in so that your weight is on the inside of your feet? Is your chest sunken-in and your upper back rounded? Do you suffer from back or neck pain?
Relieve Back Pain In Minutes Try this movement if you are experiencing back pain.
Stretches The Spine
Conditions We Treat
CORNER PECTORAL STRETCH Stand in corner, arms slightly above shoulder height and your elbows bent, forearms flat against the sides of the wall. Move chest towards the wall, feeling a stretch in the front of your chest.
• ARTHRITIS • AUTO INJURIES & WHIPLASH • FIBROMYALGIA • HERNIATED DISCS • KNEE PAIN • LEG PAIN • LOW BACK PAIN • NECK PAIN
• POST-SURGICAL REHAB • SACROLILIAC INJURIES • SCIATICA • SCOLIOSIS • SHOULDER PAIN • SPORTS INJURIES • WORK-RELATED INJURIES
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