Written by Debby Mar 10 2014
Poor posture can aggravate many cases of back or neck pain.
The good news is that good posture can greatly improve or prevent back problems.
What is good posture?
Posture refers to the position we take when sitting, standing, walking or when carrying out daily tasks. The ideal spine is neither too straight nor too curved but has three gentle curves – cervical, thoracic and lumbar – which balance each other so that no single group of muscles has to work overtime to keep the body upright.
Good posture is surprisingly effortless and can even make you look taller and leaner. Try using the image of being suspended by a thread attached to the crown of your head, to get the sense of length through your neck and spine.
Some common postural faults
What can you do to help yourself?
If you want more advise on your posture, call The Luxton Clinic in Chinnor today on 01844 352200