Can Poor Posture Cause Back Pain?
Is your posture good enough to avoid back pain? Or, do you practice proper posture on a daily basis? If you are not sure of your answer to these questions, reading this article will help you figure it out.
How do you sit on your chair while at work? Probably, there are times when you feel comfortable slouching, right? Then, when you get home, you will do some household chores like gardening with your back hunched forward. Do you think these routines have no impact on your back?
Poor posture can provoke back pain.
At first, or maybe for a few hours, you may not feel any ill-effects after sitting or standing with poor posture. But, over time the stress that poor posture gives on your spine can lead to anatomical changes in your spine. That’s where some back pain starts.
Below are some of the characteristics of back pain which is caused by poor posture:
- Back ache that is worse at certain times of the day
- Pain that starts in your neck and radiates down to your lower back
- Back pain that fades when you changes your position while sitting or standing
- Sudden pain when you do new chores or sit on a new chair at work
Your spine is strong and stable when you practice healthy posture. But when you slouch or stoop, your muscles and ligaments strain to keep you balanced. And that’s what causes the pain in your back. With that, it is recommended to maintain a good posture whether you are sitting, standing or even lying.