Marathon PT_How Posture Can Relieve Back Pain

HowPoor Posture Contributes ToBack Pain

When your spine is not in proper alignment, the muscles, ligaments, and 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, which provide support between the spinal bones (vertebrae), are alsoaffectedbypoorposture.However,withgoodposture, thespine is in properalignmentand theshockabsorbingdiscsare lesssubject to injury. Often with poor posture, the spine will become fixed in an abnormal position. This leads to the constriction of blood vessels and nerves over time.Furthermore,thiscausesproblemswiththe joints,discs,andmuscles. It is important to take care of your spine. Good posture eliminates many of thehealthproblems thatcan develop when thespinehas an unhealthy posture. Since you performmany different movements and positions throughout theday(sitting,standing,bending,stooping, lyingdown,etc.) it is important to learn how to keep correct posture. Maintaining good posture during the day results in less back pain. When you correct bad posture habits, the new and improved movements tend to become more automatic and require very little effort to maintain. At Marathon Physical Therapy, we train you on the best way to attain and hold your posture throughout the day. We help you relieve your back pain quickly while improving your posture for maximum long term results! Call Today (516) 487-9810

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