Posture Articles

How to Fix Bad Posture While Sleeping
Some people experiencing posture-related neck or back pain may be under the assumption that keeping their spine properly aligned while sitting and standing should be the primary focus of a posture improvement plan. However, good posture encompasses the full range of activities you do throughout the day...

Maintaining Good Posture in a Chair
Many individuals who spend the majority of their day perched in front of a computer experience neck or back pain as a result of poor posture. If your pain is noticeably worse while sitting in a certain chair, or if it improves when you change your position, chances are good that improper posture or an...

Tips for Maintaining Good Posture
Posture improvement is an important part of preventing and treating back pain, and many patients seek advice from their doctor or physical therapist on how this is done. This can especially be the case for those dealing with pain and other symptoms that have not improved after a few days to a week. Before...

Posture Correction Exercises
Posture correction exercises can provide many benefits for individuals who experience neck or back pain. If your pain worsens at certain times of day, improves with a change of position or moves from one area of the spine to another, the culprit of your discomfort may be poor posture. While making...

How to Have Good Posture
As soon as we learn how to sit up and walk, it is important to understand how to have good posture. Posture, or the alignment of the body and the limbs, is an essential component of body mechanics. When you are maintaining proper posture, your head should be centered and upright, while your shoulders...

Achieve Good Posture with These Exercises
If you are looking to improve your posture, performing exercises that will strengthen your back and abdominals can be very helpful. Poor posture can contribute to the development of painful spine conditions such as bulging or herniated discs and spinal arthritis by increasing the pressure placed on the...

Learn How to Improve Your Posture
If you’ve been wondering how to improve your posture, there are simple steps you can take every day to do so. This can have many benefits for the overall health of your spine, and can help to prevent neck or back pain and potentially provide relief. Poor posture — with your head forward, shoulders...

What is a Posture Control Brace?
A posture control brace is an orthotic device specially designed to provide support for the shoulders, abdomen and lower back in an effort to correct poor posture. A posture brace will gently pull the shoulders back, push the mid-back (thoracic region) slightly forward and pull the belly toward the back...

Shoulder Posture Support Brace
Keeping a proper posture throughout the day could be as simple as making sure your shoulders stay in proper alignment, which means that your shoulders should be resting directly in line with your ears. By making sure your shoulders stay up and back, you will be less likely to slump forward at your desk...

Improve Back Posture with a Support Brace
If you’re looking to improve back posture, using a support brace might be a great way to do so and maintain proper spinal alignment. And, if you’re experiencing back pain due to a spinal condition, improving posture is often an effective way to manage existing pain, as well as prevent further issues...

Correcting Bad Posture
If you are looking for simple ways to ease your chronic back pain, improving your posture and maintaining proper spinal alignment is a great way to both relieve existing back pain from a spinal condition, as well as prevent further issues from developing. It is very easy for all of us to develop incorrect...

Different Types of Back Braces For Posture
Back braces for posture can potentially be a great way to improve your posture, keep your spine properly aligned and help minimize existing back pain due to a spinal condition — or prevent new problems from developing altogether. But what type of back brace should you look for? Types of back braces...

How to Have Correct Posture at the Computer
Maintaining correct posture while sitting at the computer is extremely important considering how much time a person can spend in this position on a daily basis. That’s because improving your posture while seated at a work desk can potentially help you ease existing back pain or prevent new symptoms...

Methods for Correcting Bad Posture
Correcting bad posture is a good way to minimize the possibility that you will develop chronic neck or back pain later in life. The way you sit, stand, sleep or perform other activities does have an effect on your spine health, and it usually is well within your control to develop good posture habits....

Advice on How to Correct Posture
Learning how to practice correct posture is important to both the prevention and treatment of neck or back pain. The parts that make up the spine are resilient and able to withstand years of stress created by bearing the weight of the upper body and the head, as well as a wide array of movements, such...

Tips for Correct Sitting Posture
Correct sitting posture is critical for long-term spine health. The parts of the spine are extremely resilient, but years of sitting slumped in a chair or slouched over a steering wheel can speed up the natural degeneration that comes with age. This is particularly true in the cervical (upper) and lumbar...

Wearing a Shoulder Brace for Posture Correction
It is common to associate a shoulder brace with injuries, such as a broken clavicle or shoulder tendinitis. However, many doctors will also suggest wearing a shoulder brace to correct and improve posture. This is especially true if a patient is experiencing neck or upper back pain related to a degenerative...

Improve Your Posture for a Healthier Spine
One often overlooked way to prevent neck and back pain is to improve your posture. Even though the spine is built to support a lot of weight and still be flexible, added stress from poor posture can cause a more rapid degeneration than normal. While sitting up straight and standing with shoulders square...

Exercises to Improve Posture
One excellent way to promote good spine health is to improve your posture. While most of us have a basic understanding of what it means to practice good posture, it can be more difficult to put this understanding to use, especially as we go through our busy days. Having strong and stable core muscles...

Exercise to Improve Posture
Beginning a regimen of exercise to improve your posture is an excellent way to strengthen your muscles in your neck and back and promote good spine health. Over the years, the wear and tear of regular use takes its toll on the anatomical components of the spine, and this deterioration is only exacerbated...

Better Spine Health through Improving Your Posture
Improving your posture reduces the stress being placed on your spine and may prevent the onset of chronic neck and back pain later in life. While age-related degeneration of the spine is unavoidable, good posture limits stress on the spine and can slow down some effects of the aging process. Having...

The Importance of Neutral Posture for Spine Health
Neutral posture, or neutral spine alignment, means the spine is in its most natural position with minimal bending or twisting. This position limits stress on the parts of the spine and ensures neck and back muscles aren’t being contracted or stretched. By keeping a neutral position when you sit, stand...

How Better Posture Can Lead to Better Spine Health
Improving your posture can be a simple and effective way to lessen the burden on your spine and ease pain or other symptoms you may be experiencing due to a spine condition. In addition to just standing up straighter, good posture should extend to all of your everyday activities. By making sure you have...

Improve Your Posture to Ease Back Pain
Posture and back pain can be related. Slouching or leaning to one side can put extra pressure on the spine, which can worsen back pain, especially if it is being caused by a pinched spinal nerve. The good news is that having good posture is something that everyone can take steps to achieve. The following...

Can Posture Chairs Help Ease Your Back Pain?
Can you enhance your posture with special chairs? You may find yourself wondering about this after seeing the multiple options on the market for ergonomically designed office chairs. These special seats can sometimes be very expensive, but are they worth it? Can they really help you improve your posture...

Can You Have Perfect Posture?
While it may be an ideal that you may be trying to achieve, nobody can have perfect posture. Our bodies are built in such a way and must perform tasks that make it impossible to have perfect alignment and carriage, even if you worked at it all the time. Even if it can’t be perfect, trying to have the...

How to Improve Your Posture
Improving your posture can be an effective way to reduce back pain caused by a spine condition such as arthritis or a herniated disc. A hunched, uneven posture can put extra pressure on the spine, causing the discs and joints to wear out faster than normal. If a nerve becomes compressed, poor posture...

Posture Corrective Brace
Maintaining a good posture is vital to maintaining a healthy spine. Slumping while watching TV at home and hunching over the steering wheel during your half-hour drive to work are examples of poor posture that can lead to the development of neck and back pain and other spine problems. If you’ve decided...

Forward Head Posture
Forward head posture (FHP) is a fairly common condition characterized by forward placement of the head and neck, past the shoulders. The head should sit atop the shoulders, in line with the hips, like a golf ball on a tee. Forward head posture causes the body’s center of gravity to shift, as the upper...

Causes of Poor Posture
Poor posture can be a large contributor to neck and back pain. Holding your body upright and with good alignment helps to take pressure off the spine. Excess pressure — caused by poor posture, extra weight and engaging in high-impact sports — accelerates the degeneration of the discs and joints in...

Back Brace for Posture
Maintaining good posture throughout the day may seem like a difficult task, especially if you’ve developed poor posture habits over time. Identifying and changing these habits may help you avoid neck and back pain in the future. If you believe you could use some extra help perfecting your posture,...

The Importance of Posture Correction for Spine Health
Keeping correct posture can sometimes be difficult. Throughout the day, we often catch ourselves slouching in our office chairs or hunching over the steering wheel when driving. This is particularly common when we are stressed or focused on a task and not consciously thinking about our posture. Though...

The Benefits of a Proper Sitting Posture
While millions of individuals experience chronic neck or back pain, many are unable to find the source of their discomfort. If a physician or specialist has ruled out a spine condition such as spinal arthritis, degenerative disc disease or sciatica, poor posture may be to blame. If you spend the majority...

Improve Your Posture with These Exercises
Poor posture can be caused by weak muscles as well as factors like an uncomfortable chair, car seat or mattress. Changes in behavior — like making a conscious effort to sit up straight and use ergonomically designed furniture — can have a positive impact on you posture. Additionally, there are...

How to Have Correct Posture in a Chair
Many hard-working individuals are all too familiar with neck or back pain but may not know the source of their discomfort. Some attribute their aches and pains to stress while others blame a lack of exercise or an uncomfortable mattress. What many people fail to realize is that one of the leading causes...

Correcting Bad Posture With Ergonomic Devices
Bad posture can cause you to experience persistent aches and pains in the back and/or neck. Taking simple steps to address slouching, twisting and awkward positioning, and to increase overall good posture, can help you find relief from these symptoms. In addition to making a conscious effort to maintain...

What Is the Correct Posture for Sitting at a Desk?
For many who spend a large part of the day sitting at a desk, neck or back pain can become a difficult part of life. In many cases, improper posture and poor ergonomics can be a contributor to this pain, if not a primary cause. While there are many effective treatments for neck and back pain, posture...

How to Improve Posture and Relieve Back Pain
Having good posture is an often-overlooked way to relieve back pain and slow down degenerative effects on the spine. The spine has to support the weight of the upper body while remaining flexible enough to bend and flex, this means that a lot of pressure is being placed on delicate moving parts all the...

Posture Support for Better Spine Health
Your posture can be negatively affected in many ways. A sprained ligament or strained muscle can cause us to carry our bodies differently. The weight of a heavy purse on one shoulder can even create an imbalance in the spine’s curvature over time. While we can’t put a stop to our daily activities,...

Correct Posture Can Help You Avoid Back and Neck Pain
Many people think that correct posture only involves maintaining a “straight” back. However, in reality our backs are not straight, nor does the health of the spine only rely on the back itself. Healthy posture involves the proper alignment of everything from your head to your feet. How to practice...

Maintaining Good Posture While Sleeping
We spend approximately eight hours out of every day asleep, which means that one-third of our day is spent in a recumbent position. What you may not know is that it is just as important to maintain good posture while asleep as it is to keep our backs healthy while we’re sitting at a desk or standing...

Why Is Posture Important for Spine Health?
Posture describes how a person carries his or her body, including the head, spine and limbs. Practicing good posture is an important part of spine health. Prolonged periods of poor posture can cause neck and back pain, reduce circulation and accelerate the spine’s degenerative process. As we age,...

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