What we call “poor posture” is a result of weakness, developed over time from prolonged sitting. When you are forced to stay in one position for a long time, your body tries to use as little energy as possible. Holding proper posture takes a pretty decent amount of energy and strength. So, it’s no wonder that we all tend to collapse down, bend our backs, and then moan and groan when we try to stand up. And anytime our backs stay in one extreme position for too long, a lot of stress gets put on the tissues of the lower back. And that’s exactly why many people are in pain, especially after long periods of sitting. But there’s hope! Here are a few things you can do to start your journey back to proper posture and a healthier back.
- Avoid prolonged periods of sitting- stand up and move around or change positions frequently throughout the day.
- Check in with yourself every 15 minutes- double check your posture and make sure you are sitting as tall as possible.
- Get a chair with good lumbar support- this can help you maintain proper posture without letting your muscles get exhausted
These three tips will help you get better posture and hopefully decrease some of your back pain. However, they aren’t a complete solution to your back pain. Everyone’s issues are a little different: but, with the proper, specific, targeted exercises and skilled hands-on treatment, a vast majority of cases of back pain can be resolved completely. Looking for more tips? Download our Free Tips Report on Back Pain. In it, you’ll find 8 more tips on finally getting back pain relief.