We often think of posture as a measure of standing up straight or slumping over and only consider its cosmetic aspect. But there is much more to posture and its role in your health.
In fact, your posture is an important indicator of overall musculoskeletal health. Improper posture over a long period of time can lead to painful or chronic conditions.
Nagging back pain can sometimes be attributed to poor posture. If the body is leaning or slumping in an unnatural way while seated or standing for a long time, it will compensate by using alternate improper muscles. Over time, the spine becomes stressed and blood vessels and nerves are constricted. Problems with muscles, discs, and joints can also emerge, all of which contribute to back and neck pain.
If you are experiencing this type of pain, perhaps in combination with headaches and fatigue, poor posture may be the culprit. A proper analysis and a basic low back conditioning program is essential in strengthening the spine in order to improve posture, which can also lead to better breathing and improved major organ function.