Good Posture Prevents Low Back Pain – A Physiotherapist’s Perspective

Many people will encounter back pain at some point in their lives. However, due to a more sedentary lifestyle and raise awareness around 'back' health, the incidence of this problem, as seen by a health professional, has grown beyond measure over the last few years. There are some simple steps you can take to prevent the increasing chances of lower back pain and to restructure your life in a way that facilitates the maintenance of a healthy spine.

Good posture is very important to maintain the correct alignment of the joints and surrounding muscles. Optimal posture ensures that the forces are transmitted to the entire body are distributed in a way that is symmetrical, the most effective and requires little effort.

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Only by observing others around you, it becomes clear that there are many forms and different body sizes. However, the posture itself is not only influenced by sports and hobbies we participate in, but also by our chosen occupation and congenital (you are just born that way). Unfortunately, there is a little chance to change the default factor (for example, too curved spine), but we can affect the other two parts of the equation to ensure the maintenance of a healthy spine (and body).

As mentioned previously, prolonged poor posture can lead to related shortening and extending of the soft tissue, because it affects the harmony together.

One should have an effective posture that promotes symmetry and protect against potential injury (and therefore pain).